If bad weather, temperatures or road conditions make it unsafe for students to get to school, we will call an AMI distance learning day. If we run out of the five AMI days allowed by the state, we will call a snow day.
Details about Inclement Weather Days
AMI Distance Learning Days
The state of Missouri allows distance learning from home, which they call "alternative methods of instruction," or AMI.
Snow Days After We Run Out of AMI Days
We build in five AMI distance learning days, as this is the maximum number allowed by the state of Missouri. If we use all five AMI distance learning days, starting with the sixth day we will go back to the old system of calling a snow day. Makeup snow days are listed on our board approved 2021-22 school calendar (Monday's on: 3/21/22, 3/28/22, 4/4/22, 4/11/22, 4/25/22, 5/2/22, 5/9/22). Click here for the school calendar.
Early Dismissal Days for Students:
We might announce an early dismissal if inclement weather happens during the school day. Notifications will be sent to families via robocall, text message, listed on our school website and social media outlets, and local news stations.
All in-seat students will have a distance AMI Day. Students should check their online learning platform, Canvas, at 9 a.m. to see what teachers have planned for the day.
When school is closed due to inclement weather, the Extended Learning Program will be closed.
Teachers will work from home on AMI days.
- Teachers need to have lessons posted for students by 9 a.m.
- Teachers will be available to students through Remind, Canvas, Email or Zoom.
If it's cold outside and we have school, here are some considerations for families:
Keep students warm:
If your student rides a bus, you might coordinate with other trusted families to provide children a warm car to wait in until the school bus arrives. If your child walks to school, it's a good idea to coordinate arrangements for a ride when the weather is so cold.
Please make sure your children come to school dressed for the weather, with winter coats, hats and gloves when necessary.
Please remember that we will continue to monitor the temperatures and wind chill index in case we need to make any further adjustments.
Buses: We start our buses around 5 a.m. to make sure the engines start and the buses are ready to pick up students.
Schools: We either run the heating system overnight or program it to come on early to make sure we are prepared for students.
Recess: When children arrive at school, we'll keep them inside. We make sure to keep students indoors for recess and physical education classes when temperatures or wind chill are 20 degrees or below and the playground is not cleared of snow and ice.