Dropoff/Weather/School Closings

Preparing for the Weather / Morning Dropoff & Afternoon Pickup

Following are some guidelines SMG uses to ensure the safety of our students.

Dress - In the morning, please prepare your child for cold weather. Areas of the body vulnerable to exposure to the cold should be covered (i.e. head, neck, hands, feet, etc.). In order to play on the snow at morning drop-off and/or recess, children in grades K-5 must have snowpants and boots. Middle School students must have boots. Without this clothing, children must stay on the blacktop only.

Morning Drop-off - Please remember that SMG staff are not available for daily supervision at drop-off time prior to 7:25 a.m. For your child's safety, please do not drop off any earlier than 7:25 a.m.

After School - There is no school supervision on the playground after school. If you allow your children to play on the playground during that time, please be there to supervise them.

Weather-related Closing

If SMG closes due to weather or other emergency, the Red Alert System will be implemented; parents will receive phone calls and emails informing them of the circumstances.

If the Madison Public Schools close due to weather, SMG will automatically be closed. However, there may be a time when SMG will make our own decision to close due to weather. If we close, in addition to the Red Alert System, that information can be found on the three network television stations by 6:00-6:15 a.m.:

CBS -WISC-3 (Cable 9)
ABC -WKOW- 27(Cable 7)
NBC 15 - WMTV (Cable 5)