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Winter Weather and School Closing Information

Snow has arrived in Minnesota. Are you prepared for a school closing, late start or early dismissal due to bad weather? St. Louis Park Public Schools will attempt to make a decision about a late start or school closing by 5:30 a.m. Early dismissals and decisions regarding after-school and evening athletics, events, and activities will be made by 2 p.m. 

The District will communicate a school closing, late start or early dismissal in the following ways:

  • Automated phone call to staff and families
  • Web posting to
  • Information will be posted on the District's Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Communication to WCCO Radio (830 AM) and local TV channels 4, 5, 9, and 11
  • Recorded message on the District's School Closing Hotline (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 neighboring 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 assume school is in session and attend as usual. 

Click here to download the Winter Weather/School Closing flyer.