Emergency Closing Information

  • St. Louis Park Public Schools will do our best to make a decision about a late start or school closing by 5:30 a.m.; early dismissal and decisions regarding afterschool and evening athletics, events and activities will be made by 2 p.m. The District communicates a school closing, late start or early dismissal by:

    • Automated phone call to staff and families
    • Web posting to www.slpschools.org
    • Information will be posted on the District’s Facebook and Twitter accounts
    • Communication to WCCO Radio (830) and local TV Channels 4, 5, 9, and 11
    • Recorded message on School Closing Hotline (phone: 952-928-6055)

    If school must close early, buses will take home regular riders. Younger students who walk will be kept at school if there is any uncertainty about whether a parent or neighbor is home to care for them.

    The school district is in contact with the National Weather Service, St. Louis Park Transportation, and leaders from other school districts to provide the best response to keep students and staff safe in severe weather conditions.

    The school district will not communicate that school is open as scheduled. If a school closing, late start or early dismissal is not announced, staff and students should attend as usual.

    Emergency school closing information is also provided to the following media outlets: WCCO 830 AM; WCCO Channel 4; KSTP Channel 5; KMSP/FOX Channel 9 & KARE Channel 11.

    If school must close early due to emergencies, the school district website, school closing hotline and the media outlets listed above will carry the announcement. Buses will take those children who normally ride the bus home.

    If the St. Louis Park Public Schools close for the day:
    Aquatics (swimming lessons), Gymnastics and Kid Dance classes, ECFE, ECSE, Early Learning Preschool, Kids Place and Family Learning are also closed.

    If the St. Louis Park Public Schools start late:
    Morning Aquatics (swimming lessons), Gymnastics and Kid Dance classes, ECFE, ECSE, Early Learning Preschool, Kids Place and Family Learning will be cancelled but afternoon and evening classes will be in session. Kids Place will begin when school begins. Just as school staff needs time to safely arrive at the buildings, so do Kids Place staff. Continue to watch and listen for notices regarding later school closures.

    If the St. Louis Park Public Schools close early:
    Early Learning Preschool, ECFE, ECSE, Kids Place and Family Learning will contact parents and request they pick up their children as soon as possible. Early Learning Preschool children who ride the bus will be transported home. Staff will contact parents to let them know that their children have been released early from school. Any remaining classes that day, including evening ECFE classes and/or special events, will be cancelled. Staff will remain on site until all children have been safely picked up. Please make sure your child’s teacher has up to date, accurate emergency phone numbers, including, if applicable, your cell and work phone numbers.