Inclement Weather

Where can I find out if school is closed?

  • KCKPS Website (kckps.org)
  • KCKPS Social Media Channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
  • Major Television and Radio Stations
  • Infinite Campus Message (sent to parents/guardians)

Please check more than one source for school closing information.

Click here to download a printable PDF flyer with the Inclement Weather Plan information listed below.

Plan A

 

Description of Plan Programs Affected

Two Hour Delayed Start

What does this mean?
This means school will start two hours later than usual. Schools will dismiss at usual time.

Examples:
If your child’s school usually starts at 7:00 a.m., their school will start at 9:00 a.m.

If the school bus picks your child up at 6:30 a.m., their school bus will pick your child up at 8:30 a.m.

  • All preschool is cancelled

  • All school bus services will run routes two hours late, servicing only regular “to and from” routes.*

Plan B

Description of Plan Programs Affected

Two Hour Early Release

What does this mean?
This means students will be released from school two hours earlier than usual.

Examples:
If your child’s school usually ends at 3:00 p.m., their school day will end two hours earlier at 1:00 p.m.

If the school bus drops your child off at 3:30 p.m., their school bus will drop your child off at 1:30 p.m.

  • Afternoon (pm) preschool is cancelled

  • School bus services will run afternoon routes two hours early

  • Extracurricular evening activities are cancelled

  • After school meal services cancelled

Plan C

Description of Plan Programs Affected

Schools Closed, District Offices Open

What does this mean?
This means schools will not be open for students.

Example:
No students should report to school. District offices will be open for business as usual.

  • All preschool is cancelled
  • School bus services are cancelled
  • No meal services available

Plan D

Description of Plan Programs Affected

Schools Closed, District Offices and KCK Public Library Branches Closed

What does this mean?
This means the schools, KCKPS district offices and KCK Public Library branches are all closed.

  • All preschool is cancelled
  • School bus services are cancelled

  • No meal services available

* When buses are servicing only regular “to and from” routes, they will not be servicing the following routes: preschool, Kansas State School for the Blind, Kansas School of the Deaf (KSD), Technical Education Center (TEC), Cerner, Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC), parochial shuttles, special education shuttles.

When will the decision be made to close school due to snow, ice, or extreme cold?

The decision to close schools because of inclement weather is made by the superintendent of schools. All major radio and television stations will be notified by 6 a.m. and all other venues will be updated. To learn more, visit kckps.org/weather.