School Emergencies & Closings


Schools may be closed because of emergency situations such as "severe weather, utility failure, etc."  Information about school closings are broadcast on radio stations in Petersburg, Jasper, Washington, and Huntingburg:

Jasper, WITZ, 104.7 FM

Washington, WWBL, 106.5 FM

Princeton, WRAY, 98.1 FM

Washington, WAMW, 107.9 FM

Huntingburg, WBDC, 102.3 FM

Evansville, WIKY, 104.1


Several television stations in the Evansville area are also notified of school closing information.  Click on the stations listed below to see if Pike County is postponing school due to inclement weather:

WFIE, Channel 14

WEHT, Channel 25

WTVW, Channel 7

WEVV, Channel 44


Early Student Dismissal

Since there are many homes in which no adult is present during the school day, closing the schools early is only considered in an extreme emergency.  When early dismissal of students becomes necessary, parents should not the following:

  1. If you will not be home, you should make arrangements for your children to stay with relatives or neighbors, or to have access to a house key.  Please discuss "emergency plans" with your children early in the school year so that your child is prepared with several alternatives.
  2. If you have a special needs child, a form is available at school for you to complete with instructions for dismissing your child in an emergency.
  3. If you come to school to pick up your children, you must report to the main office or the person in charge.
  4. Please do not telephone the school during an emergency and tie up telephone lines, but rather, listen to the local radio stations!  Thank you!