In situations where inclement weather may affect the normal operation of Rend Lake College, or when circumstances beyond the college’s control may affect working conditions and create a need to call off classes or close the campus for whatever reason, notice to students and the public will be sent in multiple ways. Alerts will be sent out via the Wireless Emergency Notification System, a free service which alerts subscribers to school closings via text message and / or email. To register for WENS, visit www.rlc.edu/wens. Campus closures also are posted to the college website at www.rlc.edu, posted on the college’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rendlakecollege, sent via the college's Twitter account, and emailed to student Warriormail accounts. In addition, the college will notify the main television stations in our district – WSIL, WPSD and KFVS. Additional media may also be notified.
Because of the size of the Rend Lake College district, it is possible that weather conditions will vary from location to location. In these cases, it is up to the student to choose whether or not to attend. When classes have not been cancelled and a student chooses not to attend, the attendance policies for the student’s classes remain in effect.