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Winter Weather Information

During the 2021-2022 school year, when Little Miami Local Schools announces a school closure, the day will be a traditional calamity day - indicating NO WORK for students. If the district needs to make up instructional hours, the district's Blended Learning framework will be implemented and students may engage in learning or prepared lessons at home. 

Closing for Cold Weather

Little Miami Schools will close on days when the temperature and/or wind chill are below -20ºF to -25ºF. Temperatures with wind chills in this range are considered dangerously cold if exposure is over 10-15 minutes. With students walking to school and waiting at bus stops, extreme cold of this nature is a safety issue.

  • The National Weather Service issues a Wind Chill Warning when wind chills are -25 or colder
  • The National Weather Service issues a Wind Chill Advisory when wind chills are -15 or colder.

90-Minute Delay Building Start Times

  • LMHS Student Day Begins: 8:40 AM (1st period starts - No ETEH) 
  • LMMS Student Day Begins: 8:55 AM
  • LMES Student Day Begins: 9:40 AM
  • LMPR Student Day Begins: 10:20 AM
  • LMECC Student Day Begins: 10:40 AM
  • AM Kindergarten/Preschool: 10:40 AM
  • PM Kindergarten/Preschool: 2:00 PM

Bus Information

On a 90-minute delay, Little Miami will bus all LM students as well as all students attending private schools. Your child’s bus will run the same route, just 90 minutes later than a typical day. Please be waiting at your bus stop 90-minutes later than your typical pick-up time, unless you have a student in Preschool or PM Kindergarten (see below for more). 

Preschool & Kindergarten Information

Preschool & Kindergarten will be in session on weather-delayed starts. AM students come in 90 minutes later than the normal schedule and will return home 45 minutes later than normal. PM students will be picked up 45 minutes later and return home at their regular time. Please see the below modified schedule in the event of a 90-minute delay.  

  • AM Preschool and Kindergarten Students: Students will start the day 90 minutes later and will return home on the bus 45 minutes later than usual. Doors will open at 10:20 AM for arrival and dismissal will start at 12:40 AM for car riders & 12:50 PM for bus riders.
  • PM Preschool and Kindergarten Students: Students will be delayed 45 minutes later than usual and at the end of the day will return home at their regular time. Doors will open at 1:50 PM for arrival (day starts at 2:00 PM) and dismissal will still start at 3:50 PM for car riders & 4:10 PM for bus riders. 

Communicating Closures and Delays

Little Miami strives to make announcements regarding school schedules by 5:30 a.m. No announcement means "school as usual."

Announcements regarding delays or closings will be made in multiple locations:

  • Local news media
  • The district’s website
  • Automated phone and text messages to families and staff from our SchoolMessenger system.
  • District’s Facebook page
  • District’s Twitter feed
  • District’s Instagram account