Creek follows the Northfield Public School closings on days when
there’s inclement weather. Because of the rural nature of our setting
the school in rare instances may also close on additional days, with
advance telephone and email notice to parents and guardians.
If there is a late start or closing for the whole day, the Prairie Creek
office will be notified by Northfield Public Schools and will email out an
announcement promptly to all families. We will also send a text message and an automated phone message.
A late start means that transportation and the school day begin two
hours later. For Prairie Creek this means that school begins at 10:15
am on late-start days. If there is a late start on Wednesday morning,
there will be no before school care.
An early dismissal means that students will be dismissed from school two
hours early. For Prairie Creek, this means that school will dismiss at
12:30 p.m. If there is an early dismissal, there will be no Extended Day
program after school.
Getting the info
There are three assured ways of finding out if Prairie Creek will be closed for weather-related reasons:
-WCCO-AM + KYMN-AM radio (1080 AM) broadcasts closings starting at 6:00 am
-The Northfield School District posts updates on its “School Closing” link
-Prairie Creek posts closings on our home page
When there is the possibility of school closing early due to weather or
emergency, we ask that parents not call the school, as we need all lines
open to contact families. If we are unable to reach a household by
phone or email, we will keep a child at school until we can.