Late Starts & Snow Days


School Closings/Delays/Early Release Due to Bad Weather or Other Emergency

The Westby Area School District will close, delay, or release early if conditions make it unsafe to transport students to or from school. Please review these procedures so you are prepared when school cancellations occur.

Procedures When Bad Weather Occurs Before School Starts in the Morning

  1. As soon as the Administration and Transportation Department become aware of bad weather conditions, they will begin assessing road conditions.

  2. The Administrator will make a decision to do one of the following:

  1. Hold school at the regular starting time

  2. Delay the start of school by 2 hours

  3. Call school off for the day (including extra-curricular practices and events, home and away)

  1. The decision will be made as early as possible and the radio and television stations listed below will be called as soon as possible if there is a delay or cancellation of school.

  2. If school is delayed by 2 hours, all morning 4K classes are cancelled.


Procedures When School is Closed After Students and Staff Have Begun the School Day

  1. The same procedures as described in #1 above will be followed.

  2. The District Administrator and Transportation Department will discuss the situation before a decision is made to send students home early.

  3. The decision to close will be called in to the radio and television stations listed below as soon as possible.

  4. Special precautions will be taken by the Principal and staff to make sure someone is at home for the children before students are released.

  5. All extra-curricular practices and events, home and away, will be canceled.

These Radio and Television Stations will be contacted to Broadcast Closings/Delays/Early Releases:



WIZM 1410 AM
Z93 93.3 FM
WCOW 97.1 FM
WVRQ 1360 AM & 102.3 FM
La Crosse Radio Group

WBOG Radio


FOX 25/48

Two Hour Delay Bell Schedules

Westby Elementary and Coon Valley Elementary schools do not change class schedules on two hour delays, they resume the class that is two hours after the regular start time.

Middle School Schedule
High School Schedule

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