Weather Closing Information

Weather Related School Closings

Types of Closures

School is not canceled 

Families should assume that classes are in session unless otherwise notified.

Cancel after-school activities

When conditions become severe during the day, MPS may cancel after-school activities. Every effort will be made to have notifications out by noon.

  • All after-school field trips and after-school student activities and events will be canceled unless specifically stated.
  • Minneapolis Kids before- and after-school child care will stay open until all children are picked up.
  • Athletic events will be canceled unless specifically stated.
  • Community Education and Adult Education events and classes will remain open unless specifically stated.
  • Adult meetings and programs will remain open unless specifically stated.
  • Outside events that have obtained permits to operate within MPS facilities will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Late start or early dismissal

These options are only used during emergencies because they have significant impact on transportation and child care. We will notify families as early as possible.

Close school

MPS may cancel school based on weather or travel conditions.

  • Closure is for all student classes pre-K-12, as well as early childhood programs and Transition Plus
  • All after-school field trips and after-school student activities and events will be canceled unless specifically stated
  • All student-based events sponsored by MPS or its schools will be canceled unless specifically stated
  • Minneapolis Kids before and after school child care will be closed
  • Athletic events will be canceled unless specifically stated
  • Community Education and Adult Education events and classes will be canceled
  • Outside events that have obtained permits to operate within MPS facilities will be canceled unless specifically stated

Full closure of MPS buildings

In extreme conditions or due to large-scale damage, the superintendent may close all buildings and cancel all events.