The policy of School District 7 is to keep the schools open if at all possible. Should bad weather or other severe conditions require closing schools, the information will be communicated to families through a phone call from our automatic calling system. Information will also be broadcast on radio stations WGN (720), and WBBM (780) and placed on our web page at www.wd7.org. In the event of a tornado warning, pupils go to designated safety areas of the buildings. If the warning comes at dismissal time, students remain in the schools until it is deemed safe for them to leave. Parents are asked not to phone the school during these times as it may interfere with outgoing emergency calls.