Many area school districts began activating their inclement weather plans on Tuesday, a day before a strong arctic blast will bring a wintry mix of precipitation that is expected to deteriorate road conditions and send temperatures well below freezing for several days.
Below is a listing of only some of the school districts that have announced closings or delays. To see a comprehensive list of all North Texas districts, click here.
The Arlington ISD is closing all schools and offices Thursday and Friday due to the winter storm. After-school activities for both days and the Arlington ISD Board of Trustees meeting slated for Feb. 3 have also been canceled.
Crowley ISD All after-school programs and activities on Wednesday afternoon/evening are canceled due to the anticipated winter storm. All CISD schools and offices will then be closed Thursday, Feb. 3, and Friday, Feb. 4. All classes, after-school programs, and activities will be canceled through Friday. Classes and activities are expected to resume as scheduled on Monday. Take-home meals will be available for all students to pick up at the end of school on Wednesday, Feb. 2. Each campus will be providing additional information to students on Wednesday.
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The Dallas ISD said they're closing schools and offices on both Thursday and Friday and that schools will not be expected to make up the two missed days. The Dallas ISD said they will reopen schools and offices on Monday. Additional information, as needed, will be shared at dallasisd.org and on the district’s social media channels.
All Denton ISD classes are canceled from Feb. 3-4 due to inclement weather.
All Fort Worth ISD campuses and District offices will close Thursday and Friday. Read more about the closures and what students and staff need to know.
The Frisco ISD will be closed for instruction and business on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 3-4 due to anticipated inclement weather and poor road conditions. Events scheduled for Wednesday after school and all day Thursday and Friday are also canceled. Frisco ISD will be utilizing bad weather make-up days that were originally scheduled for April 18 and April 25. More information about weather-related closings in Frisco ISD is available on the district's website.
The Garland ISD said Tuesday afternoon they plan to close schools and offices on Thursday due to inclement weather and that the day will not need to be made up. Garland said they will make a decision on Friday by 4 p.m. Thursday.
In the HEB ISD, on Wednesday, Feb. 2, all school activities starting at 6 p.m. or later are canceled. Elementary Extended Day will follow regular hours on Wednesday. All district schools will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 3, and Friday, Feb. 4 due to the inclement weather forecast. HEB ISD will not have online learning or Remote Conferencing on Thursday or Friday. All afterschool activities on Thursday, Feb. 3, and Friday, Feb. 4 are canceled. HEB ISD’s COVID Testing Center is closed on days when HEB ISD schools are closed. For any future updates, please visit the HEB ISD Weather Closings / Urgent News webpage, at www.hebisd.edu/weather
In the Irving ISD, all after-school and UIL activities will be canceled Wednesday, Feb. 2. Additionally, all classes, after-school and UIL activities have been canceled for Thursday, Feb. 3, and Friday, Feb. 4. The Irving ISD Administration Building will also be closed on both days. Students and staff will NOT transition to remote learning and both days will NOT have to be made up. Stay updated through the district’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and on IrvingISD.net.
Mesquite ISD will be closed and all after-school activities canceled on Thursday, Feb. 3. We will continue to monitor the forecast, including temperatures and precipitation amounts before making a decision about school operations for Friday, Feb. 4. If conditions remain unsafe, and we determine it is necessary to cancel classes for Friday, we will notify families via the automated notification system as well as social media, the district website and KEOM 88.5 FM radio.
Northwest ISD will cancel classes Thursday, Feb. 3, and Friday, Feb. 4. Additionally, all after-school activities today, Feb. 2, are canceled or postponed.
Schools and offices in the Richardson ISD will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 3, and Friday, Feb. 4, due to the Winter Storm Warning forecast and anticipated hazardous travel conditions. Wednesday evening events have been canceled, and practices will conclude by 5 p.m. RISD’s elementary xPlore and junior high after-school programs will operate on a normal schedule Wednesday. The Thursday closure includes all RISD extracurricular activities, games, and after-school programs. Decisions regarding cancellation or rescheduling of athletics and fine arts events scheduled for Friday and Saturday will be made Friday morning and communicated by coaches and sponsors. Decisions regarding making up days missed due to weather will be made in March.
All Wylie ISD schools and facilities will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 3 and Friday, Feb. 4 due to winter weather and the potential for power disruptions and poor travel conditions. We wanted to communicate this news to you as early as possible so that you may make any necessary arrangements for your family. Wylie ISD will utilize a professional development waiver for these days. The district will not need to make up these days or use the designated bad weather days. Classes will resume Monday, Feb. 7.
Colleges & Universities
All Tarrant County College campuses and offices are closed on Thursday, Feb. 3 due to inclement weather. Evening classes and events for tonight will continue as scheduled. A decision on open/close status for Friday, Feb. 4, will be made and posted Thursday.
Texas Christian University: Due to inclement weather conditions, the campus will be closed and all classes are canceled beginning 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2 through 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4. More info here.
Texas Woman's University: In-person classes and events on TWU's Denton and Dallas campuses will be offered virtually or, in some instances, canceled starting at noon (12 p.m.), Wednesday, Feb. 2, through Thursday, Feb. 3. Faculty will notify students about how this will affect their specific classes. Students in clinicals should contact clinical supervisors for direction. Only essential staff members will be on campus. TWU's Houston campus will maintain normal operations.
The University of Texas at Arlington: Due to anticipated winter weather and hazardous travel conditions, UTA will close at 6 p.m. today, Feb. 2, and remain closed Thursday, Feb. 3, and Friday, Feb. 4. The closure affects the UTA Research Institute, the UTA Fort Worth Center, and all other UTA locations.
University of North Texas: UNT will close its Denton and Frisco campuses at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, and will stay closed through Thursday, Feb. 3. All classes are canceled. UNT officials will continue to monitor the storm heading into Thursday to decide if campuses will remain closed on Friday. Essential services, including police, facilities, and housing, will continue to serve campus residents. Dining Halls will close according to their regular schedule Wednesday. On Thursday, only Eagle Landing and Champs will be open. For updates on the status of any special events scheduled during this time, such as those hosted by Athletics or the College of Music, please contact the event organizers for details. Thursday's men's basketball game versus UTEP has already been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.
Learn more about additional campus services during the closure and preparing for severe weather at UNT.