School Closing Information



North Branch Area Schools has implemented the InTouch Parent Notification Service offered by EduLink Systems. With Intouch, we can now launch and deliver critical and urgent phone messages in just minutes to all parents and guardians. All guardians are automatically registered for this service provided we have the correct phone number on file.


For the most detailed information, tune in to the following radio and television stations.


WMPC 1230 AM 
WQUS 103.1 FM
WCRZ 107.9 FM

WJRT (Channel 12)

WEYI (Channel 25)
WDIV (Channel 4)


Other radio and television stations may pick up the announcements

through the Michigan State Police Lien Network. 

Or visit:


  • The decision to cancel the regular school day program is usually made about 5:30 am/no later than 6:00 a.m. if possible.  Only in unusually severe weather conditions is a decision made the night before.
  • Occasionally school is dismissed early because of weather or afternoon kindergarten classes may be cancelled.  These announcements will be made on the same stations indicated above.
  • It is very important that all parents talk with their children about the procedure to be followed in the event of early release.  The school must be notified in advance of any special arrangements or transportation.
  • Planning in advance reduces stress and anxiety for your children and saves many last minute phone calls to the school. 
  • In the event of a tornado or severe thunderstorm watches/warnings it may be necessary to extend the school day rather than send children home in threatening weather.
  • Generally, decisions or information about athletic events and other extracurricular activities on days when school is cancelled will be made after 10:30 a.m.
  • Elementary students are returned to the school if the bus driver determines they cannot be left at home.
  • Parents and students are also asked to avoid calling the bus garage on snowy mornings to inquire about school closings.
  • Decisions about school cancellation or early dismissal are made in the best interest of student safety.