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Emergency School Closings

OPRFHS rarely closes due to weather-related conditions. However, should the superintendent close school to protect the health and safety of students and staff members, a message will be sent to families via phone and email using the district’s emergency notification system. Notification also will be posted on the district website.

Whenever possible, OPRFHS will endeavor to make and communicate a firm decision on whether schools will be opened or closed by around 8:00 p.m. the day before. However, this call may notify stakeholders that the forecast or conditions warrant additional monitoring prior to making a final decision. If the forecast changes or conditions deteriorate after 8 p.m., we will let people know about the status of classes and/or afterschool activities no later than 5:30 a.m. the next day. Barring any unusual or unforeseen circumstances (e.g., a significant change in temperature), a decision to cancel school will not be rescinded.

You can access information about delayed openings or school closings by visiting the website of the Emergency Closing Center or by tuning in to the local radio and TV stations below. We will be identified as Oak Park and River Forest High School, Cook County, District 200.

  • WGN Radio 720 AM
  • WBBM Newsradio 780 AM
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9)
  • WFLD TV (Channel 32)