Emergency School Closing Information
The School City of Hobart's first priority is the safety of our students and personnel. We encourage you to have a plan in place for school delays, cancellations, and emergency dismissal situations.
Many factors go into the decision to close or delay the opening of school. It is important for you to know the process.
Monitoring Current Conditions & Forecasts: School City of Hobart personnel continually monitor forecasts and live radar. Depending on the certainty of weather conditions, the call to close or delay school may be made the prior evening.
Personnel on the Street: The School City of Hobart and City personnel (the Hobart Police Department and the Street Department) drive Hobart's streets to determine actual road conditions. They begin the process as early as 2:00 am when bad weather is expected. The roads are continually assessed for safety, and we remain in contact with city, county, and state transportation departments. If by 6:00 am the roads are favorable and conditions are expected to be good to get the students safely to school, then school will be open.
Ability to Clear Pathways: The School City of Hobart also factors in our ability to clear school sidewalks and parking lots in a timely manner, or if snow will accumulate faster than we can clear.
Visibility: Blowing snow is also a factor in a delay or cancellation.
Delaying of Closing School is based on Multiple Variables
Extreme Snowfall Situations
Extreme Wind Chill
Functional Facilities and Transportation
In order to provide time for roads and weather conditions to improve and become safer for travel, the School City of Hobart may use a delayed start of school.
A delayed start to school allows the school district to do the following:
1. Provide more time to assess for safe conditions to start school including roads, buildings, and transportation.
2. Project whether a closure of school is needed.
3. Allow school to be held with improved conditions and not have to make up a weather day because of a school closure.
If a two-hour delay is called lunch will be served.
The following schedule for classes will be used.
Hobart High School will start at 9:45 a.m.
Hobart Middle School will start at 9:45 a.m.
Elementary Schools will start at 10:55 a.m.
Early Learning Center @GE will start at 11:10 a.m.
*When riding a bus, please catch the bus two hours later than you normally would.
All School City of Hobart schools will be cancelled. This includes all after-school events, meetings, and practices. Exceptions may occur with approval by the Superintendent if the emergency situation no longer exists, but will be on a case to case basis. The state of Indiana requires 180 student days. Please refer to the school calendar regarding make-up days. Additionally, the School City of Hobart will communicate these dates with you on our school website, Facebook, and Twitter.
Emergency Closings and Delays
In the event of inclement weather or other conditions, notifications regarding delays and closures may be obtained from the following:
Here Comes the Bus
Parents and students are encouraged to use Here Comes the Bus to determine when the bus is approaching and know when to go to the bus stop. Here Comes the Bus allows for the monitoring of bus location with GPS. If you need more information, or to sign up for Here Comes the Bus, visit the Here Comes the Bus website. The school code to sign-up is 46342. Please contact the Transportation Department for assistance. (219) 947-2413.