Winter weather reminder

When weather alters the school day, families will be notified through our Emergency Alert System and email by 5 a.m. This information will also be posted on the homepage and the school's official social media accounts as well as shared with local broadcast stations.
By Juanita I.C. Traughber, Communications Director

In the event USN will delay opening or not hold school for the day due to inclement weather, we will post an announcement at and the school's official social media accounts, share this information with WKRN (Channel 2), WSMV (Channel 4), and NewsChannel 5, and send an email. This information should be accessible by 5 a.m. These methods also are used when school closes early, although that decision may be made during the day.

You also can sign up to be notified through the Emergency Alert System, which sends text messages, voice calls, and emails to individuals who have opted into the system.

Please be mindful of road conditions in your neighborhood and use discretion when USN remains open. Exercise caution and consider personal safety as the first priority.

The USN morning buses do not run when there is a delayed opening.

After School and Middle School After School are not open when USN cancels school for inclement weather. On delayed opening mornings, After School and MSAS are not open before school begins and will open at 3 p.m. as usual. When USN closes early or cancels sporting events, After School and MSAS will stay open until the last child is picked up, and parents are encouraged to come as soon as they can so staff can get home safely.
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