Emergency Procedures

Emergency School Closing Information

Joliet Public Schools District 86 takes the responsibility of closing schools seriously.  Generally, schools will remain open except during extreme weather conditions.  The decision is based on a number of factors including road conditions, weather reports, bus availability, and most importantly, the ultimate safety of our students and employees.

A decision to close schools will typically be made by 5:00 a.m.  When schools are closed, all extra-curricular school activities are also canceled.  An automated telephone message will be sent out to families and staff members using our emergency notification system.

In addition, the information will be posted on our website (www.joliet86.org), social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter). The information is also sent to Joliet and Chicago media outlets including radio, television, and newspapers.

Please make sure your child’s school has all current phone numbers on file so we can notify you of any emergencies.  Thank you for helping us keep all of our students and staff safe.

E-Learning Days

E-Learning Days will now replace traditional snow days. E-Learning will be utilized on days when inclement weather (or other emergencies) prohibit school to be in session. During the winter season, all students should bring their District technology device home every day. Click Here for E-Learning Day details.