Emergency Notifications

  • Saint Paul Public Schools uses Blackboard Connect to communicate with families during emergency situations, including severe weather, that may affect the school day. Contact information for Blackboard Connect is synced with the district's student information system, Infinite Campus.

    SPPS 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.

    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. As a district, it is our goal to make decisions on “cold weather” closings with enough time for families to make arrangements for their student(s) to be home for an e-learning day.

  • Closure Guidelines

  • e-Learning Guidelines

  • After-school Cancellations

  • Snow Day Cancellations

  • Recess

  • Clothing Guidelines

  • Wind Chill Chart


    The following guidelines are based on the Heat Index and forecasts from the National Weather Service. The Heat Index is how hot it feels to the human body based on both high air temperatures and high humidity levels. The National Weather Service forecasts will guide how SPPS responds. Saint Paul Public Schools Superintendent Joe Gothard will consider canceling individual schools without air conditioning when the National Weather Service issues an Excessive Heat Warning.

  • Closure Guidelines

  • Heat Index

  • Air Quality

  • Families

  • Schools and Programs

  • Athletics

Last Modified on September 11, 2023