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The safety of our students and staff always drives the decision to delay or cancel school. The first consideration is the road conditions, both in the city and in the surrounding areas. Freeways, overpasses, and bridges often pose dangerous driving conditions for those staff members commuting from areas outside of Terrell. Additionally, we closely monitor the conditions of rural roads on which our busses must drive to pick up TISD students.   

A second consideration is the forecast for the day. We want to be sure our students and staff can arrive and return home safely. If a storm is predicted to arrive during the school day or if icy conditions are not expected to be alleviated during the course of the day, we take those considerations into account.  
Third, we check our buildings to ensure that heating units are working and to check for burst pipes. Our maintenance staff also evaluates icy conditions on sidewalks and parking lots and works to contain any hazards those potentially create.

If a decision is made to either delay or cancel school, Terrell ISD will make every effort to inform our community by 5:00 a.m. Families will be notified via the following communication channels:


1. A text notification will be sent via Remind to all parents, students, and staff who have subscribed to any Terrell ISD Remind class or campus.

2. An email will be sent to parents to the email address listed in Parent Portal. The email will come from info@terrellisd.org.

3. An automated call will be delivered to phone numbers listed in Parent Portal.

4. A posting will be made on our district website www.terrellisd.org.

5. A posting will be made on our official Terrell ISD social media channels: Facebook www.facebook/terrellisd. Instagram: @terrell_isd; and Twitter: @terrellisd.

6. News stations and local media outlets (In.Forney and Terrell Tribune) will be contacted. As a note, TISD does not control whether external news outlets choose to publish our information.

To ensure you receive notifications from Terrell ISD. Please update your contact information in Parent Portal. Please also subscribe to Remind text messages by texting the message @terrellin to phone number 81010.

As you know, forecasts can be unpredictable and unreliable. Regardless of the plans and preparation put in place, Mother Nature does not always cooperate. We appreciate your understanding as we work to make the best decisions for our students and staff in inclement weather situations and communicating our decisions in a timely manner.