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Inclement Weather

Weather conditions may occur which make it necessary for the schools in the Shawnee Mission

School DistriSchool Closingsct to be closed for the safety of students and staff.

Announcements about closings can be found:

  • on the main SMSD site, as information becomes available

  • local radio or TV stations

  • the district’s 24-hour information line – 913-993-7380

  • the district’s text messaging service, SkyAlert

No announcements will be made when schools are to remain open.

When the decision is made during the evening prior to the day of closing, the information will be provided to the media for broadcast on the 10 p.m. television and radio newscasts. If the decision is made after 10 p.m. on the night prior to the day of closing, the information will be provided to radio and television stations for morning newscasts. Occasionally, an early release of classes already in session may be necessary if it appears that weather conditions are becoming worse and may pose hazards to students' health and safety.

Visit the district home page for more information.