The Edmond Sun

December 5, 2013

Weather closing down school for Friday

Patty Miller
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — All athletic events and activities have been canceled for Thursday afternoon and evening in both the Edmond and Deer Creek school districts, said spokespersons for the two largest area school districts.

And some schools are going ahead and calling off school for Friday.

Spokesperson for the Edmond School District, Susan Parks-Schlepp said, “Middle school and high school tutoring has been canceled, also. Schools will be closed Friday as well.”

She added the district’s website is updated with additional weather-related information at

Deer Creek’s website is updated as needed, said Lenis DeRieux, executive director of human resources & communications. Just before 4 p.m., the district decided to cancel Friday classes.

To learn more about weather conditions and how they affect the school day, download the School Connect App on your Apple or Android device to receive Push Notifications from your school, DeRieux said. For more information about School Connect, visit

Oklahoma Christian School released students early Thursday beginning with the lower grades and dismissing the upper grades at 2:15 p.m.

Counselor Julie Divilbiss said all after school and evening activities had been canceled. A short while later, school officials decided to call off classes for Friday.

Oklahoma Christian Academy opted to send students home early as the snow started falling Thursday and Principal Gabe Schmidt said the decision has been made to close school Friday as well. Parents can check the school’s website for more information at

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parents began checking their students out early Thursday but classes stayed in session throughout the day.

Students at St. Mary’s Episcopal School dismissed at the normal 3:25 p.m. time, but all after school activities were scheduled to end by 4:30 p.m. The decision whether school will be open Friday will be made later in the evening.