Delays and Cancellations

Delays and Cancellations

Student safety is a top priority of the Niles City Schools.  The district constantly monitors weather conditions to ensure students can be safely transported to and from school.  We understand the decision to delay or close school impacts our families, which is why the administration makes every effort to notify families as early as possible in the event of a two-hour delay or cancellation.

Two-Hour Delay Schedule

If a two-hour delay is implemented, all of our school buildings will open exactly two hours later than their regularly scheduled start time.  Bus routes will also be delayed by two hours. When school is delayed by two hours, students cannot be dropped off at their school’s regular start time as no employees will be present.  Dismissal times at our schools are not adjusted on days in which two-hour delays are implemented.


Regular day start time

Two-hour delayed start time

Niles McKinley High School

7:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m.

Niles Middle School

7:45 a.m.

9:45 a.m.

Niles Intermediate School

8:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

Niles Primary School

8:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m.

Please note that a two-hour delay can change to a cancellation of school if weather conditions warrant.

Cancellation Due to Weather Conditions

In the event of a cancellation, the Niles City School District will utilize several methods of communication to alert families of the closure.

Notification of Delays and Cancellations

All Call

In the event of a cancellation or delay, the Niles City School District will utilize its automated phone system to alert families.

Niles City School District Text Alerts

If you wish to sign up for text messages from the Niles City School District about closings, delays and other important announcements, please follow the link below.  Due to changes with the district’s website, parents/guardians who have registered for text alerts in the past may need to re-register to receive text message alerts.

Register for text alerts here:

Social Media

In the event of a cancellation or delay, the Niles City School District will also utilize its social media pages to alert families.



Local Media

In the event of a cancellation or delay, the Niles City School District will also contact the local media to alert families.




Thank you in advance for your patience and planning regarding these changes/adjustments to our school day.  Please feel free to contact your child’s school building or the board of education at 330-989-5095 if you have any questions.

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