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Emergency Closing Information

In the event that Dolton School District No. 149 finds it necessary to close its schools because of severe weather conditions, every effort will be made to inform students, parents and staff as early as possible in advance of the closing.  The following schools comprise School District No. 149:  Berger-Vandenberg and Diekman Elementary Schools in Dolton; New Beginnings Learning Academy in South Holland; and the Carol Moseley Braun and Caroline Sibley Elementary Schools in Calumet City; and the following middle schools: School of Fine Arts, Creative Communications Academy and S.T.E.M. Academy in Calumet City.  

A local radio station WJOB (Hammond-1230 AM) and WONU/SHINE (89.7 FM) will be notified directly of school closings at 7:00 a.m. or as soon as possible.

Emergency school closing announcements will also be relayed to the following Chicago radio stations via a centralized computer system for public broadcast: WGN, 720 AM; WBBM, 780 AM; as well as the following TV stations, WGN Channel 9; WFLD Fox Channel 32; and CLTV News.  Announcements will also be made via contact with the New City News Service who will notify the electronic media of school closings.

Parents are requested to listen to the stations listed above rather than calling the local schools.