Inclement Weather Information

Henry-Senachwine Consolidated Unit School Dist #5

1023 College Avenue

Henry, Illinois 61537-1074



School Information During Inclement Weather


The decision to close school because of inclement weather conditions in the Henry-Senachwine Unit School District No. 5 will take into account several factors with the safety and welfare of the students as the primary consideration.  Every attempt will be made for adequate notification to parents through the appropriate media.  In most cases a decision will be made by 6:30 A.M.


For those families that have signed up for the automated notification system (School Messenger) you will be contacted for weather and other emergency situations by phone, cell phone or email.  You may join the School Messenger Notification System by calling the grade school at 309-364-2531 or the high school at 309-364-2829.


Radio and television station announcements concerning adjustments in the school schedule due to inclement weather will be made on the following stations:


            Radio Stations

            WRVY                                    Henry                                                              100.5 FM

            WLPO/WAJK                       LaSalle                        1220 AM                      99.3 FM

            WZOE                                   Princeton                     1490 AM                      98.1 FM

            WMBD                                  Peoria                          1470 AM                    100.3 FM                   


            Television Stations

            WHOI                                     Peoria                          Channel 19

            WEEK                                     Peoria                          Channel 25

            WMBD                                   Peoria                          Channel 31


Please do not contact administrators, secretaries, bus drivers, or teachers about school closings, but listen to the above mentioned radio and television stations as they are the very first to receive notice after a thorough evaluation of road and weather conditions.


It is the policy of the district to hold classes whenever possible.  However, school will be canceled whenever it is determined that the school buses will have difficulty completing their routes.  The administration is interested in insuring the safety of the students and must also carry out the assigned task of education.  The final decision whether a child should be kept home because of the weather rests with the parent.  Any time parents are worried about bad roads or weather, they should keep their child at home.


If it appears most roads will become passable early in the morning, the start of school at both buildings may be delayed one (1) hour.  A delay in school starting time will be announced on the appropriate stations.


When school is in session and a winter storm is entering the area, attempts may be made to dismiss classes early to ensure that all students can reach home safely.  Please make arrangements for your child’s care in case of early release due to inclement weather.


All buses are equipped with cellular phones. Drivers are in constant contact with the bus barn.

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