Inclement Weather Policy

  • Decisions regarding the cancellation of school can be challenging but must be made with the safety of our children and employees being of paramount importance. The decision to cancel school due to inclement weather will be announced as soon as possible. Although sometimes impossible, our goal is to announce the cancellation before the 10:00 pm news the previous night. If that is not feasible, we strive to announce the cancellation as early as 5:30 am, but no later than 6:30 am the day of the weather event. Cancellation notification will occur in the following ways:

    • District phone call
    • Inclement weather message – 417-359-7010 (Option 5)
    • Local radio stations
    • Local television stations
    • District website (although this might be delayed)
    • District social media pages - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram - @CarthageR9SD (although this might be delayed)

    The same process and notification will occur if school is released early due to inclement weather. 

    If an inclement weather day occurs before January 17, 2022, the missed day will be made up on Monday, January 17, 2022, which is currently shown as "Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School." The second through sixth inclement weather days will be made up in the following order: May 23, May 24, May 25, May 26, and May 27. With no inclement weather days, the last day of the 2021-2022 school year is scheduled for Thursday, May 20, 2022.

    Thank you in advance for your patience as we address the changing road conditions caused by inclement weather this winter. Please remember we will always put the safety of our children first when making the cancellation decision.