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School Delays, Closings, Early Dismissals

There may be times when adverse weather or an emergency will result in school delays, closings or early dismissals.

Weather: In cases of extreme weather, school delays or closures are normally announced by 5:30 a.m. Early dismissals are announced based on existing and forecasted weather conditions. On days schools are closed, all afterschool and evening activities are also cancelled.


These are managed on an individual basis, typically in coordination with local public agencies. In all cases, if students are relocated, families are urged to follow the instructions provided by the school district and/or emergency agencies.

Communication Methods

  • District and school websites
  • Social media: and
  • ParentLink automated telephone notifications
  • School district and/or school telephone recordings
  • Campus email notifications

Release of Student Information

By law, specified student data is classified as Directory Information, meaning that if requested in writing the school district must provide the following:

  • Name, address, phone number
  • Email address
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date of attendance
  • Awards received
  • Participation in officially recognized activities
  • Height/weight of athletic team members
  • Most recent previous educational agency or institution


We encourage you as a parent or guardian to become actively involved in your child’s education and in decision-making. There is a strong correlation between active parent involvement and student achievement, so your engagement supports your child’s success. All of our schools have parent liaisons to assist and encourage parent connections; to learn about opportunities and how to become involved, contact your local school office (ask for the Parent Liaison). And thank you for volunteering! 

Legislative Action Team

We need active, involved parents to help shape legislation that benefits all learners in ISD 728. The Legislative Action Team is led by parent volunteers; they help craft our district’s annual Legislative Platform, host forums, visit the State Capitol to educate legislators and more. To become involved, email Cory Franson, Director of Community Engagement, at

School and Teacher Websites

A great way to know what is going on in your classroom and school is through your teacher and school websites. Additionally, your school has an online newsletter that you automatically receive. Our teachers and schools do their best to keep you informed, so please use these important communication tools.

Contact Us!

ISD 728 Welcome Center

ISD 728 District Office
11500 193rd Ave. NW
Elk River, MN 55330
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Quick Links

Kindergarten Timeline

Getting Ready for Kindergarten

School Finder/Boundaries