Public school classes canceled, some university classes canceled
STEVENS POINT — Classes at Stevens Point area public schools, as well as some UWSP classes, have been canceled for the next three days due to extreme inclement weather.
The announcement was made this morning by Superintendent Craig Gerlach.
“We recognize that this is highly unusual and the decision has not been made lightly.”
At UW-Stevens Point, all classes at all three campuses have been canceled from 5PM Tuesday through Noon on Thursday. This includes all activities on campus, including athletic events.
However, campus offices in Stevens Point, Wausau and Marshfield will remain open.
In an email sent to students and staff:
“Like many of you, we have been carefully monitoring the weather forecast. Wind chill warnings indicate wind chills of -35 to -50 from late Tuesday afternoon through late morning Thursday, posing hazards during even brief periods outdoors.”
Student Dining Services will remain open on campus. Students who live in the residence halls will receive further information later today regarding dining services.
Wind chills are expected to drop as low as 55 below zero between Tuesday evening and Thursday afternoon, making for dangerous weather conditions. A wind chill warning currently remains in effect from 6PM through Thursday afternoon.