How will the school communicate a delay or cancellation due to weather?

1. As soon as a decision is made, it will be communicated to parents via email, phone calls and texts. You will get an alert via the method(s) that you’ve selected in your Hawking STEAM 1 account. 


2. The information is also posted on the following:

3. Local television, newspaper and radio outlets will be contacted so that it is included in their coverage. 


When will the decision be made?

The decision to cancel or delay school will be made as early as possible, but the time will vary due to the weather conditions. It may be the night before in some cases or in the early morning before classes start, if conditions are changing. Our goal will be to make the decision to cancel or delay school by 5:45 a.m.


What factors are taken into consideration when making the decision to delay or cancel school?

Student safety is our ultimate priority when making any decision due to the weather. The school district also understands that changes in school schedules create a tremendous burden for our families.


Our goal is to safely transport our children to and from school so that learning can take place. We try to weigh many factors in the decision - including road conditions for cars, visibility due to falling precipitation, and the safety of children.


What about student activities?

If school is cancelled, all buildings will be closed for routine business during the day. If weather conditions don’t improve in the morning, we will make the decision to cancel evening activities by 1 p.m. on most days.


We will communicate event cancellations through the principals and group leaders, the website and social media. Please plan for the following:

  • Extra-curricular group activities and meetings will be cancelled.

  • Field trips will be determined on a case-by-case basis. 

  • Care Before & Care After School will be cancelled.


What happens in the event of an early release?

If the situation arises that an early release is necessary, the announcement will be made as soon as possible. While situations vary, the following release schedule will be used if possible:

· Middle school students at 12:45 p.m.
· Elementary school students at 12:30 p.m.


A Hawking administrator will stay in the buildings to ensure that all students and staff are safely released.


Hawking STEAM 1 Charter School

Phone (619) 349-3700

Fax (619) 393-0394

489 E Street

Chula Vista, CA 91910


Regular Days (Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri)

TK - 6th Grade - 8:15 am - 2:50 pm
7th - 8th Grade -  7:45 am - 3:15 pm


Minimum Days (Wednesdays)
TK - 6th Grade - 8:15 am - 12:30 pm
7th - 8th Grade - 7:45 am - 12:45pm