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Inclement Weather

If KSD cancels school to inclement weather, the cancellation will be a traditional snow day. The communication protocol will remain the same. The first six snow days will be traditional snow days, and no school will be in session. Any additional snow days will be a virtual learning day. In the case that we get close to using the established six snow days, we will communicate how the District and our schools will implement virtual learning days.

Families will receive a phone call from the District (using our Blackboard/robocall system), announcing the decision to cancel school. The successful delivery of this phone call is dependent that there is accurate contact information for each student.

The notification to cancel or delay school will be posted on the Kirkwood School District website, District Facebook page and tweeted on the District's twitter handle which is @kwoodschools.

You may listen or watch for announcements on radio/TV. Please note that stations report this information at various times and in various formats and that stations may change their participation. School closing is also posted on the websites for many of these stations including: KSDK Channel 5 (NBC), KMOV Channel 4 (CBS), KTVI Channel 2 (Fox) and KPLR Channel 11 (CW).

Individuals who have downloaded the Kirkwood School District app will receive a push notification. You can download this free app in the Apps on Google Play store, or the iTunes App store


The decision to implement the weather emergency schedule is made by Dr. David Ulrich, superintendent of schools, with the safety of students and staff as top priority. In his absence, the decision is made by an assistant superintendent.