UPDATED: Plainfield School District, Library, Park District Cancel Activities

Buses will pick up students slightly early Tuesday afternoon. Stay tuned for more information on closings and cancellations.

Updated at 3 p.m.:

The Plainfield Public Library will also be closing early at 3 p.m. due to the inclement weather. 

That makes the list of early closings and evening activity cancellations as follows:

  • Plainfield Public Library
  • Plainfield School District
  • Oswego School District
  • Plainfield Park District
  • Joliet Junior College
  • Joliet Catholic Academy

Updated at 2:45 p.m.:

Add Joliet Junior College to the list of early closings.

At 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Joliet Junior College announced the following via its Facebook page.

"All Joliet Junior College campuses and extension centers will close today, Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 4:30 p.m. due to the winter weather. All evening classes, activities, and meetings, including the Board of Trustees meetings, have been canceled ... As of now, college operations are expected to resume as scheduled on Wednesday."

Updated at 1:37 p.m. Feb. 26:

The Plainfield Park District has also cancelled all activities for Tuesday evening, according to the park district Facebook page.

The park district's recreation/administration center, 23729 W. Ottawa St., will close at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and reopen at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Updated at 1:22 p.m. Feb. 26:

Due to inclement weather, Plainfield School District 202 is cancelling all after-school and evening activities.

The cancellations include all athletic practices and contests, adult and student club meetings, rehearsals and all Plainfield Park District programs scheduled in District 202 buildings.

The YMCA Kidzone program will run as scheduled.

All cancelled events will be rescheduled as needed, as soon as possible, according to a press release from the district.

Original story:

With a winter weather advisory calling for 3 to 6 inches of snow for the Plainfield area, Plainfield School District officials are sending students home slightly early Tuesday.

Read: National Weather Service: Plainfield Area Could Get Up to Six Inches of Snow 

In a Connect-ED message sent to parents, the district announced that high school students at all four campuses will be dismissed 20 minutes early at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday.

Middle school students will be dismissed as soon as all their buses arrive following the completion of the high school bus runs.

Elementary school students will be dismissed as close to the usual time as possible.

The district has also cancelled all Title I after-school programs and the Turnabout program for Tuesday afternoon.

Oswego schools cancel activities

All spring sports practices and after-school activities scheduled for today, Feb. 26, have been canceled due to the weather, according to the Oswego 308 School website.

The regional high school boys basketball games scheduled for this evening had not yet been canceled as of shortly before noon Tuesday. 

JCA cancellations

Joliet Catholic Academy has also cancelled all afternoon activities, including athetics, according to the school's Facebook page.

Check back with Patch for updates on any additional winter-weather closings and cancellations.

Rhiannon Gaull February 26, 2013 at 06:01 PM
I wish they had a better plan for the elementary school kids. Saying they are getting out as close to their normal time as possible doesn't really tell us if we should get there extra early or not.
Bill Jones February 26, 2013 at 07:22 PM
You should not get there early they can walk.
Jerry February 26, 2013 at 07:26 PM
Get there a half hour early, sign your kid out and get out of there. It's going to be a mess around the schools today.


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