It can get cold in the winter in Minnesota.
During winter, temperatures range from 30 °F to -35 °F, although it's not uncommon for wind chill temperatures to be -40 °F or colder.
The school district will not close schools simply because of cold weather.
Our school busses are warm and well-equipped with appropriate emergency equipment. Our school buildings are warm and safe and an ideal place for students to be when it is extremely cold outside.
Parents may, at their discretion, keep their child home during cold weather, but they should notify the school of their intent on the day of the absences. Cold weather nonattendance does not relieve the student of his/her responsibility for making up missed work. School days missed due to school closures due to weather may be made up at a later time during the school year.
Students should dress appropriately for Minnesota's cold weather. The district urges students to wear winter hats, gloves, heavy coats and boots. Frostbite and hypothermia are serious risks in Minnesota. Extreme temperatures are hazardous – damage can occur to uncovered skin within minutes. Dress warmly!