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Emergency Closing Information

In the event of heavy snowfall, subarctic wind chills, or some other weather emergency and the schools of District 142 must be closed, the following steps will be taken to inform parents and guardians:


  • SwiftK12 Notification System – parents/guardians will receive a phone call, text message and email detailing school closing information. 
  • District 142 Website – school closing information will be posted on the main page of Forest Ridge District 142’s web site.
  • Radio: 
    • AM-720 (WGN), 780 (WBBM); FM-105.9 (WBBM) 
      TV: 2 (CBS), 5 (NBC), 7 (ABC), 9 (WGN), 32 (FOX)
      Please tune to these stations for information. 
  • Emergency Closings Website – Emergency closing information may also be accessed electronically at the Emergency Closings Website.

The District makes the decision as to whether or not the schools remain open, but the decision to send a child to school in severe weather is always the choice of the Parent/Guardian.


Parents/Guardians who feel that conditions are unsafe for their child to attend school, even if a school is open, may keep their child home that day.