• Before deciding to hold an e-learning day due to extreme winter weather conditions, Saint Paul Public Schools Superintendent Joe Gothard consults with a variety of experts both inside and outside of the district. Our commitment is to keep families, staff and the community informed of weather-related school closings and cancellations.

    SPPS continually monitors the forecast from the National Weather Service in order to make the best decision for students, staff and families. SPPS may move to an e-learning day if:

    • heavy snow and/or icy conditions make it extremely hazardous or impossible for school buses to travel their routes and for employees to get to work safely.
    • the expected forecast for 6 a.m. the following morning shows wind chill is below -35 degrees Fahrenheit OR Air temperature is below -25 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Please note that delayed start times are not logistically possible in Saint Paul Public Schools.

    SPPS E-Learning Day Cancellations

    On e-learning days students will learn virtually using their district-provided iPads.

    • Students should not report to their schools on e-learning days. 
    • Buses will not be running.
    • All after-school programs and activities are canceled on e-learning days. Varsity games, competitions and practices are decided on a case-by-case basis. Schedule changes are posted at spps.org/sports.
    • Discovery Club will not be available on e-learning days.

Weather Closure Notifications

  • Saint Paul Public Schools uses a variety of methods to inform families, staff and the community about school closures and cancellations including spps.org, local media, social media, and direct communication through email, text messages and phone calls.

    • Families should make sure their contact information is up-to-date through Campus Parent.
    • Staff should make sure their contact information is up-to-date through Employee Self-Service.
  • CLOTHING GUIDELINES

    CLOTHING GUIDELINES

    Families are encouraged to monitor their children’s clothing selections to make sure they are appropriately dressed for cold weather. Follow these simple guidelines.

  • RECESS IN COLD WEATHER

    RECESS

    Schools will keep students inside if the wind chill is expected to be colder than -10 degrees below zero.

  • TIPS FOR COLD WEATHER

    SAFETY TIPS

    Review several cold weather safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics on how to keep your child safe and warm.

  • SCHOOL BUS SAFETY

    SCHOOL BUS SAFETY

    Winter weather can create a challenging commute and dangerous conditions for students waiting for a school bus. Share these tips with your child.