Emergency Closings

INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES
When inclement weather is in the forecast or becomes a possibility, Ferris ISD district officials continually monitor weather conditions during the overnight and early morning hours. The district takes several factors into consideration before making a decision to delay or cancel school. These primary factors include: the health, safety and welfare of students and staff; the transportation of students to and from school; and the disruptions caused when school starts late, dismisses early or is cancelled.

DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS
When inclement weather threatens normal school operations, the following steps are followed:

  • The District’s Director of Transportation, Director of Maintenance, Deputy Superintendent, and Superintendent will evaluate the roadways and travel conditions across the district.
  • The Superintendent will consult with local emergency management officials, Ferris Police Department, TxDOT, and the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office.
  • After taking into account all information received from external and internal sources, the Superintendent will make a decision as early as possible regarding school delay or cancellation.

THE COMMUNICATION PROCESS
When a decision is made to cancel or delay school, the district will notify parents using the Skylert automated text/email/phone communication systems, as well as via this website. In addition, information about school closures and delays will be communicated through:

Because of the uncertainty of Texas weather conditions, we ask that parents and staff monitor television and/or social media before heading to school or sending children to the bus stop in instances of inclement weather. It is important to note that if there is no official announcement from Ferris ISD, then classes will follow a normal schedule. All questions about these procedures or school delays and cancellations may be directed to district administration at 972-544-3858.