What to know when there's cold and snow

Posted on November 14, 2013 - 4:19pm

The district makes every possible effort to keep schools open, in most weather conditions, if bus travel is safe. Unless we announce otherwise, assume that school will be in session.  For snowy or cold conditions, be sure to dress your kids warmly for the possibility of longer walk times or waits at the bus stop, and allow for the occasional delay with bus pick-up times.

It is always the parent's decision – such as when there is a concern about weather conditions -- about whether or not to have their child go to school. 

We also want to remind you of some things you'll want to know about school closings, such as when to look for announcements and how to update your contact information.

 Learn more about our school closings, delayed starts, and early dismissal procedures

Notification sources if school is canceled

  • An alert notification will be sent to you by phone, text and e-mail based upon information/preferences provided by each family. To update your records or see your contact preferences, log in into Campus Portal on the district website. You can also contact your child's school for assistance.
  • An easy-to-find Alert Message will be posted on the top of each page on district and school websites: SpringLakeParkSchools.org
  • Recorded messages will be on district and school office phones
  • Twin Cities radio and television stations will be contacted

When to look for announcements

If winter storms or other emergency situation cause us to close school for the day or delay the start of school, a decision will be made as early as possible.

More information, including procedures for school closings, delayed starts, and early dismissals can be found on our School Closings and Alerts section.