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Reminder of MPS Winter Weather Cancellation Conditions
Tuesday, January 05, 2016 9:00 AM

Our schools provide students with a safe and stable place to learn. Some students rely on the school district for breakfast and lunch. We also understand that canceling school may cause some families hardships related to finding child care.

We consider closing school when:

  • Windchill is at -35°F (-37°C) or colder at 6:30 am,
  • more than 6 inches of snow falls in 12 hours, or
  • more than 8 inches of snow falls in 24 hours.

We try to tell parents:

  • By 6 pm the day before the cancellation, or
  • by 5:30 am the day of the cancellation.

We announce cancellations by phone, text, website, Facebook, Twitter, radio, and TV. To sign up for text messages and phone calls, go to the MPS website. You can also receive MPS news, updates, and notifications by downloading the free mobile app MPS To Go, available in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.