School Closing Information

The School District of Jefferson places the safety of students as a top priority.  Every precaution is taken when determining whether or not to delay or cancel school due to severe weather.  In making a decision to close schools and/or dismiss early, the Superintendent or his/her designee considers many factors, including the following:

  • Weather conditions, both existing and predicted.
  • Driving conditions affecting public and private transportation.
  • Actual occurrence or imminent possibility of any emergency condition that would make the operation of schools difficult or dangerous.

*For further details please reference School Board Policy EBCD.

The following options may be utilized by the school district when weather conditions require a change in the school schedule:

  • Normal school schedule. (Buses will run normal schedule but may be late due to road conditions.
  • Two-hour delay in a.m. with normal dismissal times. (All pick-up times delayed two hours with normal p.m. dismissal times.)
  • School closed. (All activities cancelled for the day and evening.) 
  • Early release. This option is used to avoid pending inclement weather conditions.
  • Cancellation of after-school and evening activities.



When school is closed or delayed due to inclement weather or an emergency, the following notifications will be provided:  

  • Rapid notification service to include an email and voicemail to parents, students, and staff.
  • Posting of information on the district’s website (
  • Posting of information on Facebook.
  • Broadcasting of information on the following stations: 
    • WFAW-Fort Atkinson (940 AM and 107.3 FM)
    • WTMJ 620 AM/Channel 4 Milwaukee
    • WMTV Channel 15 Madison
    • WISC-TV Channel 3 Madison
  • Jefferson School District
  • 206 South Taft Ave. Jefferson, WI 53549
  • Phone: 920 675-1000 · Fax: 920 675-1020