School Closings

The decision to open or close schools is made in consultation with surrounding school districts, our transportation provider, city road reports, and National Weather Service information. Batavia Public School District 101 will only announce when schools are closed.

We make every effort to provide a safe and secure school environment. You, however, make the final decision regarding your child’s welfare. If schools are open, please only send your child to school if you feel your local conditions are safe.

To help keep you informed of school closings, we have six resources:

  1. BPS101 Messenger: Set personal delivery preferences for email, text messages and/or phone calls.
  2. BPS101 Emergency Advisory Line: Call (630) 937-8899 anytime for updates.
  3. BPS101 Website: Our site will have notices posted by 6 a.m.
  4. Twitter
  5. Facebook
  6. Emergency Closing Center: Information is broadcast on all Chicago-area TV stations and on the radio stations WGN AM 720 and WBBM AM 780. You can also access the center directly at

Please be advised that notification systems are not perfect. Radio and television notices are not always broadcast promptly; Web pages are not always available; and telephone communications may not always be possible. For this reason, we use multiple communication channels to provide you with accurate and timely information.

To ensure that you receive important school closing notifications, we encourage you to access or subscribe to more than one of these resources.