If you live in Detroit or the surrounding areas, you’re probably aware of the snowstorm that’s been hitting the region. This snowstorm has caused widespread closures of school districts in Metro Detroit. Hundreds of schools were closed on Wednesday, and many have canceled classes for Thursday as well. In this article, we’ll give you a complete list of Detroit public schools closed today and tomorrow due to the snowstorm.
Detroit School Closings Overview
Updated: 3 April 2023
Snowstorm Hits Metro Detroit
As of Wednesday evening, snow was expected to continue until about 10 p.m. However, some neighborhoods may not get cleared in time, making it difficult to navigate the roads. Most areas in Metro Detroit will receive 4-7 inches of snow, with flurries expected overnight.
Detroit Public Schools Closed
The following is a list of Detroit public schools closed today and tomorrow due to the snowstorm:
|ASA Higher Learning Prep||Not Available||Closed|
|Academy of Animal Arts||Not Available||Closed|
|Beautiful Luxe School of Cosmetol||Not Available||Closed|
|Capac Community Schools||Capac Community Schools||Closed|
|Clintondale Community Schools||Clintondale Community Schools||No PM Activities|
|Creative Academics Learning Center||Not Available||Closed|
|Creative Kidz Learning Center||Not Available||Closed|
|Detroit Extravagant Academy||Not Available||Building Closed, online only|
|Detroit Public Schools||Detroit Public Schools||Closed|
|Hartland Consolidated Schools||Hartland Consolidated Schools||Closed, Child Care Open|
|Lakeville Community Schools||Lakeville Community Schools||Closed, Child Care Open|
|Macomb Acdmy||**Macomb Int School District||Closed|
|Renaissance Head Start||Not Available||Closed|
|Rochester Hills Christian||Not Available||Closed|
|Starfish F.S. Cecil Head Start||Not Available||Closed|
|Starfish F.S. Central Head Start||Not Available||Closed|
|Starfish F.S. Covenant Head start||Not Available||Closed|
|Starfish F.S. Fort St. Head Start||Not Available||Closed|
|Starfish F.S. Marygrove Head Start||Not Available||Closed|
|Starfish F.S. Thorne GSRP||Not Available||Closed|
|Starfish Family Services – Inkster||Hiveley Early Head Start & Head Start||Closed|
|Starfish Family Services-Crestwood||Crestwood Early Head Start/Head Start||Closed|
|Starfish Family Services-Livonia||Livonia Early Head Start||Closed|
|Starfish Family Services-Westwood||Westwood Head Start||Closed|
|Starfish Family Services/Plymouth/C||Plymouth/Canton Head Start||Closed|
|Stautzenberger College||Not Available||Closed|
|Summer Prschl ELC||Not Available||Building Closed, online only|
|University YES Acdmy||**New Urban Learning||Closed|
|Ypsilanti Community Schools||Ypsilanti and Willow Run schools||Closed|
Snow Day Rituals
If you’re hoping for a snow day, you can try some popular snow day rituals to increase your chances. Some of these rituals include wearing your pajamas inside out, brushing your teeth with the opposite hand, flushing at least six ice cubes down the toilet, sleeping with a spoon under your pillow, and leaving ice cubes on the porch. While there’s no scientific proof that these rituals work, they’re worth a try if you’re hoping for a day off.
Snowfall Totals in Mid-Michigan
The snowfall totals on Wednesday ranged from more than 7 inches around Metro Detroit to around 2 inches in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Bishop International Airport in Flint reported 2.5 inches at 4 p.m. on Wednesday as snow continued falling. Columbiaville and Ortonville both picked up about 3.5 inches of snow by Wednesday afternoon, and continued snowfall into Wednesday evening will drive totals a bit higher.
Low temperatures on Wednesday night will fall to the upper 20s to around 30 degrees. Thursday will be cloudy with afternoon temperatures from the upper 20s to low 30s. Some flurries are possible from time to time during the day Thursday. Another weak clipper will push into Mid-Michigan late Friday, bringing a little more snow. Then, there’s another chance for accumulating snow on Saturday into Sunday. Colder temperatures are on tap for this weekend and next week.
If you’re a student or parent in Detroit or the surrounding areas, it’s important to stay informed about school closings due to the snowstorm. Make sure to check the complete list of Detroit public schools closed today and tomorrow so you can plan accordingly. Stay safe and warm during this snowstorm!