In the event there is a need to start school late or  close schools due to inclement weather or other emergencies, the announcements will be made on the radio and television stations listed below.  
     KQNK Radio of Norton (1530 AM or 106.7 FM ) is the primary broadcast outlet for the Norton schools.  If inclement weather develops during the school day, parents should attempt to listen to one of the designated radio or television stations below.  In the event there is an early dismissal, students will be allowed to call their parents if instructions are needed.  
     If school is not called off, but parents believe the weather to be too hazardous to send their child to school they are to follow the normal procedure for reporting absences. 

KQNK  1530 AM and 106.7 FM  Norton 
KRVN   880 AM  Lexington, NE  
KKAN  1490 AM  Phillipsburg 
KQMA    92.5 FM  Phillipsburg   

KSNK  NBC  Channels 2 and 8 
KBSH  CBS   Channel 7
KAKE  CBS  Channel 11
NTV    ABC   Channel 13  

     USD 211 also utilizes the TEXT CASTER service provided by the Norton Branch of the Stockton National Bank.  To be able to receive text messages of school closings or late starts on your cell phone, click on the “Bluejay Alerts Textcaster” button on the right to get the instructions.  
     This is a SPAM FREE service and there is no cost to you to sign up for this service, though your cell plan may charge a fee for receiving messages.   Some “no contract” phone services may not work with Textcaster.