School Closing Information

Families of South Putnam Community Schools:

In cases of emergency or as the winter season approaches, you may be affected by school closings, school delays or early dismissals. Please make sure your contact information and alert numbers are updated in Harmony. School Messenger is updated daily with your most current information. You will be receiving a phone call, text message, and or e-mail alert depending on how you have your account set up. If you have any questions in regards to School Messenger, please contact Hilarie Pistelli at hpistelli@sputnam.k12.in.us or at 765-653-3148. In addition when weather conditions are threatening, have your radio or TV on the channels listed below. Families should be making arrangements now for childcare and transportation needs. If at all possible, the decision regarding school closings or delays will be made by 6:30 A.M. and announced to the media listed below:

CROCK, Radio, Brazil: 92.7 on your FM dial

WIBC, Radio, Indianapolis: 93.1 on your FM dial

WREB, Radio, Greencastle: 94.3 on your FM dial

HI99, Radio, Terre Haute: 99.9 on your FM dial

HANK FM, Radio, Indianapolis: 97.1 on your FM dial


WRTV, Television, Indianapolis: Channel 6

WISH, Television, Indianapolis: Channel 8

WTHI, Television, Terre Haute: Channel 10

WTHR, Television, Indianapolis: Channel 13

FOX, Television, Indianapolis: Channel 59


When weather conditions are already severe the evening before, announcements of school delays or closings could be made in the evening prior to the following morning. Please listen to the stations above for any possible announcements of school closings or delays.

One of the following plans is possible, during inclement weather:

  1. CLOSE school entirely: all media notified by 6:30 A.M.

  2. DELAY the start of school for two hours:

    1. Buses will run two hours late.

    2. Breakfast will NOT be served.

    3. NO A.M. Vocational School when on a two hour delay

  3. DELAY the start of school for one hour:

    1. Buses will run one hour late.

    2. Breakfast will NOT be served.

  4. DELAY the start of school, but HOLDING, for possible close of the school for the entire day. This might be when the weather conditions causing a delay worsen. A decision to close would be given to the above media during the delay period.

  5. EARLY RELEASE: weather conditions have changed to the point that, without an early dismissal, vehicle travel will be unsafe. Unless conditions dictate otherwise, the students will be released two hours prior to the regular end of the school day. The media will be notified on the times of early release.

When conditions warrant, the superintendent will be on the roads between 4:00 A.M. and 6:30 A.M., so he is not available at home or work.  Please do not call his home or the school; there is no one there who can answer your questions. Listen to the media above. 

These plans may be altered should the situation warrant a change.

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