Rainy Day Dismissal
On days when there is light or drizzling rain all grades will be dismissed according to regular dismissal procedures.
Severe Weather Dismissal
The Broward County Public School system uses a number of WeatherBug Schools solutions to ensure schools are prepared to respond to rapidly changing weather conditions. State-of-the-art technology to monitor the development of severe weather activity (lightning, high winds, hurricanes, or tornados) for the purpose of alerting schools to potentially hazardous weather in their area. Live weather data from WeatherBug is integrated with information from the National Weather Service (NWS) and other weather agencies. Central Park Elementary uses WeatherBug Protect, which sends information specifically related to its location via a GPS-enabled phone.
During heavy rain, or when there is a severe weather alert in effect, a severe weather dismissal will be called. If a severe weather dismissal is called, afternoon dismissal is delayed until the severe weather alert is no longer in effect. Students will remain in the classroom during the severe weather alert. Parents are notified of severe weather dismissal conditions via Parent Link. Once notified that a severe weather dismissal is in effect, parents should stay in their cars until the severe weather alert has been called off. Once the alert is called off, students will be dismissed according to their usual dismissal procedures.
Staying indoors reduces the risk of injury from severe weather conditions. Visit the Broward County Safety Department online for more tips on staying safe during severe weather.