Emergency School Closing

  • In cases of bad weather and other local emergencies, it may be necessary to close the school. All school closings for any reason will be announced as River Grove School District 85 ½. School closing information will be available on the district website (www.rivergroveschool.org) and on the following radio and television stations:

    • WGN Radio 720
    • WBBM Newsradio 780
    • CBS 2
    • NBC 5
    • ABC 7
    • WGN Morning News
    • Fox 32
    • CLTV News

    You can also visit www.emergencyclosings.com to search River Grove School District 85 ½.
    A reverse directory system will deliver an automated recording of the school closing to the phone number provided by the household. Please ensure the District has the most current phone number in order to receive automated calls from the District.
    For your child’s safety, make certain your child knows ahead of time where to go in case of an early dismissal. If we dismiss early for an emergency, all after-school functions are automatically cancelled.

Winter Weather

  • Each day, River Grove School will assess the current weather conditions prior to our lunch and recess schedule. We will follow the procedures outlined below:

    “Real” Feel (with windchill) is:

    20 degrees or higher - Recess will be Outside
    19 degrees or lower - Recess will be Inside
    Snow/Rain/Hail - Recess will be Inside

    In the event school will be closed due to weather-related conditions, River Grove School will take the necessary steps to inform all of our families. School closure information will be shared with local news stations, posted on our website - www.rivergroveschool.org and a ParentSquare alert message will be sent to the provided home phone number and/or provided email address.

    ***Please make sure the school office has a current phone number for your family. Parents may update their phone numbers in their Teacherease account or contact the school office.

    Please be sure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather while traveling to and from school, as well as for participation in recess. Students will be participating in outdoor recess following the above guidelines, unless there is a medical reason and a doctor's note with guidance on file in the health office. Let us know if you need help getting a coat for your child.