DECS weather related closings will be posted on the front page of the website, or you can call the numbers listed below for more information about school closings.

North Star Academy: 
  (218) 728-9556

Raleigh Academy:         (218) 628-0697


Weather Closing Policy

For snow days, Duluth Edison Charter Schools will work with Voyageur bus company. When such a decision is made, local news media cooperate by broadcasting information about such closing. We will also change our phone messages to reflect this news.

The decision to close schools due to severe weather is made prior to 6 a.m. Unless you hear an announcement over local radio stations that schools are closed, schools will be open.

For information about rural area plowing and bus routes, see: Rural Buses on Plowed Roads.

Parents/Guardians who feel that severe weather conditions threaten their child’s safety even if school remains open, may choose to keep their student at home. The absence of children in inclement weather will be considered the same as any absence for other legitimate causes, providing proper parental notice is given to the school. If another emergency requires closing of the school, local news media will be informed. We will also change the phone message at our buildings to reflect the school closure.

Two Hour Late Start

There are some cases where a delay would allow weather conditions to improve enough to hold a partial day of school as opposed to closing school altogether. The announcement is made the same way school weather closings are announced. School starts two hours later and dismisses at regular times. Buses pick up students two hours later (bus stops remain the same and cannot be changed). Before school Kids Club/Eagle’s Nest programs are cancelled. No impact on after school programs. Afternoon and evening activities will be held as scheduled.