Duluth Edison Charter Schools

Weather Closings

Weather closing will be posted here or you can call our DECS main phone lines as listed below for a message about school closings. Keep informed on the latest via media updates as suggested here, or by continuing your call to DECS as instructed below:snow

  • North Star Academy: (218) 728-9556                                         
  • Raleigh Academy: (218) 628-0697

Weather Closing Policy

For snow days, Duluth Edison Charter Schools will follow the decision of the other Duluth Public Schools. When such a decision is made, local news media cooperate by broadcasting information about such closing. We will also change our phone messages to reflect this news.

The decision to close schools due to severe weather is made prior to 6 a.m. Unless you hear an announcement over local radio stations that schools are closed, schools will be open.

Parents/Guardians who feel that severe weather conditions threaten their child's safety even if school remains open, may choose to keep their student at home. The absence of children in inclement weather will be considered the same as any absence for other legitimate causes, providing proper parental notice is given to the school.

If another emergency requires closing of the school, local news media will be informed. We will also change the phone message at our buildings to reflect the school closure.

Two Hour Late Start

 There are some cases where a delay would allow weather conditions to improve enough to hold a partial day of school as opposed to closing school altogether.  The announcement is made the same way school weather closings are announced.  
  • School starts two hours later and dismisses at regular times.
  • Buses pick up students two hours later (bus stops remain the same and cannot be changed).
  • Before school Kids Club/Eagle's Nest programs are cancelled.  No impact on after school programs.
  • Afternoon and evening activities will be held as scheduled.

Helpful Links
National Weather Service
The Weather Channel
Duluth News Tribune
 Rural Buses on Plowed Roads Only and Coverage Map