School Cancellation Notification & Procedures


When inclement weather happens, Dixon Public Schools may implement one of the following procedures:

1. Cancel classes at all schools for the entire day.

2. Delay the start of classes one or two hours later than normal.

3. Dismiss classes earlier than normal.

Dixon Public Schools is using the Lumen notification system, which is tied into our current student software program, to notify parents by phone, email, or text messaging.

This automated notification system allows the District to deliver rapid notification of cancellations, emergencies, and announcements to parents quickly and effectively.

**If you have a Parent Portal account check your child’s emergency contact information to ensure we have the correct information. If changes in your emergency contact information need to be made, please contact your child’s school and they will assist you.

We will continue to notify the TV, radio stations, Sauk Valley Textcaster, and Social Media of any weather-related cancellations as well. It will also be on the front page of our website.

Please feel free to contact us or your child’s building if you have any questions about this process.


Sauk Valley Media also offers a free service to the Dixon community that allows you to receive a text message on your cell phone of any school cancellations. Regular text fees from your phone service provider would apply. To sign up for the “Text Alert”, you can go to” go to the bottom of the page and click on subscribe. On the middle of this page you will see Text Alerts where you can sign up. There is no cost to the school district for this system. Sauk Valley Media receives funding for this service.

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