School Closings

Information regarding school closings or schedule changes due to extreme weather will be posted on the front page of the District website as soon as a decision is made. Typically, a decision to close school or open on a snow schedule is not made until 6 a.m. on the morning in question.

When a snow schedule is announced, starting times for all schools will be one hour later than normal. School will still be let out at the regular time. Voluntary transfer students and students riding the Meramec bus should report to their regular stop one hour later than their normally scheduled pick-up time. Please check this site or tune to local media for information on school closings.

On days that the District is closed or on a snow schedule, SchoolMessenger, the District’s broadcast telephone messaging system, will call all District families at their primary contact number at approximately 6 a.m. to announce a closing or late start. Evening events and activities are typically canceled as well unless otherwise noted on the District website or in the closing announcement.

The School District of Clayton also posts school closings on the following radio and television stations:
  • Radio - KMOX (1120 AM)
  • Television - KTVI (Channel 2), KMOV (Channel 4), KSDK (Channel 5), KPLR (Channel 11) and KDNL (Channel 30).
Canceling After-School and Evening Activities
Often the timing of a winter storm will be such that the District will cancel after-school and evening activities in order for students and staff to be able to get home safely. A decision to cancel after-school or evening activities will usually be made by 2 or 2:30 p.m. on the day in question. Canceling after-school and evening activities applies to all District meetings and events, school meetings and events, school clubs, activities, athletic practices and games. KidZone and GCC will remain open until their regular closing times but parents are encouraged to pick their children up early if possible.

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