Weather & School Closures

School Closures Due to Weather

Each year, Springfield Public Schools activates its “inclement weather” team to assess whether schools will closed, delayed, or operating as usual when a weather forecast predicts possible snow or ice. Staff members check the condition of district bus routes by driving them between 4:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Decisions are typically made no later than 6:30 a.m.

There are several ways for you to find out if the weather has affected your student(s)’ school day:

  • Find up-to-date weather information online at
    • You can also click on “Weather” under Hot Topics on the homepage.
  • Tune in to your favorite local TV or radio station.
  • Check the district’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • Sign up for automatic text or email alerts via FlashAlert (
    • Note that while the FlashAlert system is our primary means of communication, people should double-check another source if the system is down or if they have any questions.

In the event of a weather closure, all after-school activities are cancelled, including athletic games, practices, and building rentals. If the weather causes a delayed start, morning kindergartens are cancelled. If buses are on snow routes that will be communicated via the same channels listed above. Snow routes are posted at

More information about FlashAlert:

The FlashAlert system gives you access to emergency messages, such as weather closure information from Springfield Public Schools.

You can subscribe to the district’s FlashAlert messages and receive the information as emails, “push notifications” through a free phone app, or cell phone text messages. There is no cost for viewing the information or subscribing to messages (messaging charges from your phone carrier may apply).

Checking the FlashAlert page directly is the most reliable method of getting information.




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