The most recent closures and delays for Grand Rapids schools are listed here when there are active closures. Expelling a student from school can divert the attention of staff away from other important tasks during an emergency. The university may close due to winter weather conditions, power outages, or any other unexpected cases that prevent normal business operations. In the event of an early dismissal, the notification will be sent immediately through SchoolMessenger, the district's website, and local news stations.
If the school district has canceled daytime operations, but intends to celebrate its nighttime activities, Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) will still conduct its classes. The Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) informs parents, students, and the community if a school or the entire district must close due to adverse weather or operation-related conditions. When school closes due to winter weather conditions, all extracurricular activities for the day will be canceled, unless otherwise specified by the superintendent.