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.

Many factors go into the decision, including current and/or predicted air temperature, wind chill, snowfall, road conditions, busing reports from our transportation provider, and the condition of school mechanical systems. So, there is no specific set of criteria. For cold temperatures, we have, in the past, contemplated closing when the National Weather Service has issued a warning. We typically do not close for less severe weather advisories. Please note that 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.


The district may determine that an E-Learning (remote) day will be used instead of a closed day. During an E-Learning learning day, teachers will communicate lessons comparable to in-person learning using technology and/or materials sent home with the students.

Here is some general information for an E-Learning day. Classroom teachers will communicate additional details.


The EC will transition to E-Learning for the day. A Messenger will be sent in the morning with a link to activities.


Our curriculum team has put together packets that were sent home with families called Blizzard Baggies. If you did not receive one, or misplaced it, you can find them here:

Kindergarten Blizzard Baggie


Teachers will be available from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., with lessons posted by 9 a.m. A virtual morning meeting will occur using Google Meet, where each student is expected to log in and participate. The teacher will provide a sample schedule for the day. A virtual meeting will be scheduled by that teacher to take place later in the day. Parents/guardians and students will be encouraged to check in with their teacher with questions if needed.

Middle School

Teachers will be available from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Live lessons will be provided from 9 a.m. to noon with live instruction on this abbreviated schedule for all eight blocks.

High School

Teachers will be available from 8 am to 11 am. Live lessons will be provided from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with live instruction on an abbreviated schedule for all four blocks.

When school is closed without remote learning being utilized, the school day must be made up at the end of the school year.

Stay Informed

  • BPS101 Messenger: Set your personal delivery preferences for email, text messages, and/or phone calls in PowerSchool.
  • BPS101 Emergency Advisory Line: Call (630) 937-8899 anytime for updates.
  • BPS101 Website: Our site will have notices posted by 6 a.m.
  • Twitter: Follow the District on Twitter @BPS101
  • Facebook: Get updates in your news feed by “liking” the District
  • Emergency Closing Center: Information is broadcast on all Chicago-area TV stations and the radio stations WGN AM 720 and WBBM AM 780. 

Please be advised that notification systems are not perfect. Radio and television notices are not always broadcasted 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 essential school closing notifications, the District encourages you to access or subscribe to more than one of these resources.

Please take a moment to check your phone number(s) and email address(s) in PowerSchool to make sure we have accurate contact information for you. Primary guardians can edit incorrect information by clicking on the “Registration Info” button on the left side of the screen, then clicking the “Guardian Info” tab at the top of the screen. Remember to follow these steps for each student enrolled in the District.