Winter is Here! Information on Snow Closings and Delays

Information on Snow Closings and Delays
Posted on 11/17/2017
Snow Closings and Delays graphicPoor weather and/or other conditions occasionally necessitate the closing of schools. In the event of an emergency closing, parent/guardians and students are notified by means of announcements on local radio, television stations, automated phone calling system, social media (Facebook and Twitter) and the District website.

The decision to close is based upon several criteria – wind speed in combination with temperature, present and predicted precipitation, and overall road conditions. Also keep in mind that Rome is a city of 72 square miles and overall road conditions might not be the same in one part of the city as in other areas.

Announcement of school/closings are made through the news media and automated phone calling system, generally beginning at 5:45 a.m. In some instances, it may be necessary to make announcements as late as 6:30 a.m. Since decisions on closing have to be made very early in the morning and weather conditions sometimes change drastically before students actually begin traveling to school, the ultimate decision on safety of travel conditions for students rests with the parents/guardian.


Delays, cancellations and early dismissals are all announced on the following stations, The Rome City School District Facebook page and Twitter:

                 Rome Website: 

Ch. 2, 3, 9, 10, 11      
Rome Facebook:
Rome Twitter:
Rome Superintendent Twitter:


FM: WLZW-98.7; WFRG-104.3; WBGK-99.7/101.1;
WMCR; WKRL-100.9; WOUR-96.9; WSKS-97.9; WODZ-96.1;
WZUN-102.1; WUMX - Mix 102.5

AM: WIBX-950; WMCR - WFBL 1600


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