Two-Hour Delay Policy

  • Schools Open - Two Hours Late

    The decision to delay the opening of schools by two (2) hours may be made for the following reasons:

    A. Travel conditions are potentially unsafe in the early morning hours, but are expected to improve during the day.

    B. Acceptable travel conditions exist in the early morning hours, but weather forecasts are predicting that worsening travel conditions are imminent.

    C. Other unforeseen situations (power outages, damaged vehicles, damaged building(s), etc.).

    When Medina City Schools are operating on a two (2) hour delay scheduled all morning kindergarten programs will also be delayed two (2) hours. Dismissal time for all morning pre-k and kindergarten programs will be one (1) hour later than the normal schedule. Start time for all half-day afternoon kindergarten programs will be one (1) hour later with a normal dismissal time.



    Normal Schedule (No Delay)

    8:45 a.m. start; 11:15 a.m.Kdg. release; 1:00 p.m. Kdg. start; 3:30 p.m. end

    With Two Hour Delay

    10:45 a.m. start; 12:15 p.m. morning Kdg release; 2:00 p.m. afternoon Kdg start; 3:30 p.m. end


    The two-hour delay announcement may be followed by an announcement that the Medina City School District is now closed for the day. This follow-up announcement may be required if after a reassessment of travel and school building conditions there is an indication that schools should remain closed for the day. The decision to close schools after previously announcing a two-hour school delay will be announced as soon as possible.