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School Closings and Late Starts

About School Closings

There are several mediums through which Geneva School District will advertise late starts or school closings.

If school is cancelled or a late start implemented, the legal guardians of all students will be notified through use of Geneva School District’s emergency notification system.  The system will call the guardian’s primary and mobile phone numbers and send a message to the guardian’s email address, provided that current phone and email information is on file in the District’s student information database.

In addition, school cancellation and late start notifications will be tweeted to the District’s @Geneva304 Twitter account followers, posted on Geneva School District’s website and emailed to all 304 Connects subscribers. Families may also call the District’s Administrative Offices – (630) 463-3001 – to hear a recorded telephone message concerning school closings and late starts.

This information is also reported to the Emergency Closing Center, which broadcasts the information on the following Chicago stations: WGN-AM (720), WBBM-AM (780), and CBS-TV (2), NBC-TV (5), ABC-TV (7), WGN-TV (9), FOX-TV, and CLTV cable.

Every effort is made to make a decision regarding school closures by 6 a.m.  In the event that a late start is utilized, please be aware that there is still a possibility that school will be cancelled if conditions do not improve. Every effort will be made to make this decision by 7 a.m., and parents and students are encouraged to continue to monitor the District’s website and local television/radio stations for updates.

NEW: E-Learning Days

Geneva 304 has adopted a new E-Learning Plan in accordance with Public Act 101-0012 of the School Code, which allows school districts to utilize E-Learning Days in lieu of Emergency Days (such as in the event of inclement weather). 

The use of E-Learning Days is designed to avoid interruptions in instruction that occur when school cannot be held districtwide. If Geneva 304 plans to use an E-Learning Day for this purpose, the District will communicate with families using the same communication methods that are used to communicate snow days or late starts (see top section of this page). 

Under this plan, Geneva 304 will maintain the option to make up inclement weather/Emergency Days at the end of the year, and/or implement an E-Learning Day to make up the attendance day. The Geneva 304 2020-23 E-Learning Plan can be found at this link.

Late Start Schedules

In the event of a Late Start, all bus routes will still run, beginning 2 hours later than normally scheduled.   
The following Late Start schedules also apply to students in alternative placements outside Geneva CUSD 304.    
Elementary Schools
Drop off will be at 9:45 a.m. with a 10 a.m. school start. Dismissal will remain at 2:15 p.m.

Middle Schools
School will start at 10:35 a.m. Classes will be reduced to 30 minutes, with 25 minutes for lunch. Dismissal will remain at 3:24 p.m.
A detailed Late Start schedule, broken down by grade and period, is available on the Geneva Middle School North and Geneva Middle School South websites.

High School
School will start at 9:40 a.m. Periods 1, 2, 3, 9, and 10 will be reduced to 32 minutes each. Lunch periods 4 through 8 will be reduced to 20 minutes each, making a combined period 40 minutes. Dismissal will remain at 2:45 p.m.
A detailed Late Start schedule, broken down by period, is available on Geneva High School's website.

Geneva Early Learning Program, Friendship Station and Kids Zone
A.M. programs will not be offered. P.M. programs will be in session.
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