Missoula County Public Schools will notify students and parents as early as possible if severe weather or other circumstances require that:
- Schools delay their starting time or
- Schools are closed and cancelled for the day.
MCPS works closely with the bus company and city/county transportation officials to monitor the condition of local roads and highways during severe weather or when other circumstances arise. The District will use the AlertNow system to communicate with student and staff households by telephone and email should school be cancelled or delayed. A recorded phone message and email (assuming there is an email address for the household provided to the school) will be generated to each household as early as 6:15 a.m. In addition, students and parents may also:
- Visit the District's website at www.mcps.k12.mt.us (information may be posted)
- Visit the Missoulian website at www.missoulian.com (information may be posted)
- Call 728-2400 and listen to a pre-recorded message announcing any closures or delays.
- Tune into one of these radio or television stations:
KYSS (94.9 FM)
KLTC (107.5 FM)
KBAZ (96.3 FM)
KGGL (FM 93.3)
KZOQ (FM 100.1)
KXDR (98.7 FM)
KBQQ (106.7 FM)
KMSO (FM 102.5)
KECI (local NBC Television Affiliate)
KPAX (local CBS Television Affiliate)
If you hear that school buses are delayed or that school is starting late due to severe weather, please keep your child(ren) at home and supervised until either buses arrive or until the publicized time that school begins. Remember, teachers and other staff may also have difficulty getting to school and may not be available to supervise students.
In addition, please understand that the loss of electricity at specific buildings may cause problems with telephones and other communication tools. We will do our best to work around these issues.
For more information about the District's severe weather policy, contact Lesli Brassfield at 728-2400, ext. 1024.