Weather Delay/Cancel

You can get the latest information about school and activity closings and delays as follows:

  • Online - On the Wilmington City Schools home page (this site)
  • Blackboard Connect Autodialer (students automatically added via DASL)
    It's critical that you keep your phone number updated in our systems in order to receive important school messages.
  • Blackboard Connect Parent Portal
  • WCS Inclement Weather Hotline (937) 283-7549
  • Cincinnati and Dayton Area Television Stations: WLWT, WCPO, WKRC, WHIO, WSTR, CINCI.COM, WXIX.
  • Local Radio Stations: 700WLW, Buckeye Country Radio (105.5 FM), WKFI (106.7 FM), WVNU (97.5 FM) and others

Check out our FAQs (document link)

2 Hour Delay

Weather Delay Schedule (2 Hour Delay)
The Wilmington City Schools, on some inclement weather days, will be implementing a delay schedule for all buildings. 

There is more daylight as our students travel to school on foot, in cars or by school bus.  The improved visibility may help eliminate some potential driving and walking hazards. This schedule will allow local road crews more time to service the roads before school begins.

In the event of a 2 hour delay, there will be NO a.m. pre-school.  Afternoon pre-school will be held at the regular time. Take home times will remain the same for all students.

Bus pick-up: 2 hours after normal time

Elementary Schools:  Start time 11:15
Dismissal time - normal schedule

Middle/High Schools:  Start time 9:50
Dismissal time - normal schedule


  • Does the school have your current phone number?  Make sure to update your child's school with this information so that you receive important school day alerts.
  • Have a plan and discuss it with your kids:  Decide on your  childcare plans in the event of a delay, cancellation, or early dismissal?  
  • Have a few games, activities, and books tucked away to keep them busy and productive in the event that school is cancelled.
  • Watch the temperature and make sure that you plan for enough warm clothes, gloves, hats, scarves, boots, etc to keep kids toasty at the bus stop or on their walk to school.
  • Please be patient.  Wet, snowy weather can occasionally cause slower bus routes. Safety is our first priority.
  • If you're driving on snowy/icy roads (anytime, actually) be extra aware of children walking to school or waiting for a bus.