If Elk River Area Schools are to be closed (early dismissal) because of storms or other emergencies, an announcement will be made over radio station WCCO (830 AM), KSTP Channel 5 TV, and KARE Channel 11 TV and Kare11.com (weather school closings), approximately one hour in advance.
Students will be transported to their regular bus stop, or as close to home as possible, depending on conditions and circumstances. During extremely bad weather, parents should listen for these broadcasts to insure the child's safety from bus to home. Each family should have an emergency plan which a child can follow if an early dismissal occurs (key at the neighbors, go to the neighbors, etc.). A child should always feel secure in knowing alternative plans have been made.