- Health and Safety
Snow Days / Off-Campus Learning Days
When an unanticipated school closure occurs, parents are notified via our InTouch communication system as well as on our website, office phones, and television and radio stations. On off-campus learning days, high school teachers will communicate appropriate learning assignments that are reasonable for students to be able to complete and will monitor their email throughout the day in order to respond to student questions that may arise. Students are expected to check their email at 10:00 am for educational instructions.
School will not be dismissed if a tornado watch is issued. The school will monitor the weather conditions closely. No after-school activities will be conducted if a TORNADO WATCH is in effect at the site of the scheduled activity at 3:00 pm. If a TORNADO WATCH is in effect at the site of a scheduled evening activity one hour before the beginning of that activity, the activity will be canceled. Parents who wish to pick up their children at school may do so.
Students will not be dismissed during a tornado warning. The school will guide students to their designated take cover areas until the warning is lifted. If the warning is lifted during school hours students will be dismissed from school at the normal time.
Winter Storm Policy
For school closing information tune into WOOD (105.7 FM), WCSG (91.3) WCUZ (101.3 FM), and TV Channels 8 and 13 OR check the website at www.grcs.org. There will be NO School if a general closing is announced for the GR Christian Schools. When Rockford Public Schools are closed, the Rockford Campus ONLY is closed.
Emergency School Closings
Should it be necessary, we have arranged with radio and television stations in the area to make announcements about school closings. It is best to be tuned in when weather conditions seem to warrant school closing. Radio stations include WOOD (105.7 FM), WCSG (91.3), WCUZ (101.3 FM). TV channels include WOOD TV8 and WZZM 13.
School Principals will also send a cell phone text alert via our InTouch Student Notification System. You may also check the website at www.grcs.org. This decision rests with the Superintendent or his designee. The announcement might not mention “GR Christian Schools -Rockford Campus” but rather the “Grand Rapids Christian Schools”. Generally, school closing will be broadcast by 6:00 am. A link from the Principal will follow with learning activities for that day.