Three to Know: Inclement Weather Days


Be ready for Inclement Weather Days

   Should Fort Zumwalt call school due to inclement weather during the 2023-2024 school year, the first instance will be a traditional snow day. There will not be any remote work for the first day of school canceled due to weather. The day will have to be made up at the end of the school year.

   Should the district need to call any other days due to inclement weather, we will make use of the Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) days provided through state law. This will mean that students and teachers will work remotely and that the days will not have to be made up at the end of the school year. We can do this for up to five inclement weather days. Families of students grades Pre-K - 5 have packets on hand at home for use on these days. They are also available to print at

   Families should expect an email from the teacher in the morning that will lay out the class expectations for the day, packet information and due date. Teachers should also share tips for parents/guardians in case a student struggles with any of the material. Teachers will be available to parents/guardians via email throughout the school day. Some might offer additional virtual activities or work virtually with students who need assistance.

   As the weather shifts in the coming months, please be sure your contact information is current in the parent portal. FZSD notifies families of inclement weather closures through our notification system by phone call, text message, email, and push notification for those who have downloaded our app. Our new app, the one with the white badge, is free in your app store. Download, click menu, then settings. Set your default organization, the school you want news from when you open your app. Under organizations, add other schools you would like quick access to. Under push notifications, select the schools you want to be able to send alerts to you via the app. 

   Find everything you need to be ready for inclement weather at