• Weather Emergency Schedule

    In the winter months, severe weather may affect normal school schedules. When weather emergencies are declared, the Kirkwood School District may use one of two plans:

    Plan 1 — SNOW DAY — Schools are Closed All Day

    All elementary, middle schools, Kirkwood High School and the Kirkwood Early Childhood Center are closed.
    Buses do not run.
    Before and after-school activities are canceled.
    Assistants, teachers, nurses and food service personnel DO NOT REPORT.
    Administrators, office, custodial and maintenance personnel REPORT as soon as possible.

    Plan 2 — SNOW SCHEDULE — Schools Start Two Hours Later than Regular Time

    A two-hour delayed opening allows for snow removal and traffic clearance after evening snowfall or during relatively light storms. In the event of a two-hour delay, there will be no AM Adventure Club. Buses run two hours later in the morning. The pick-up time will be two hours after the regular scheduled pick-up time. School start times will be two hours after the regular start times:

    Kirkwood High School 9:50 a.m.

    North Kirkwood Middle School 10 a.m.

    Nipher Middle School 10 a.m.

    Keysor Elementary 10:40 a.m.

    North Glendale 10:39 a.m.

    Robinson 10:44 a.m.

    Tillman 10:45 a.m.

    Westchester 10:40 a.m.

    Kirkwood Early Childhood Center 8:30 a.m.

    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. If your contact information changes, please notify your child’s school immediately.

    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: KMOX-AM 1120, 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. Michele Condon, superintendent of schools, with the safety of students and staff as top priority. In her absence, the decision is made by an assistant superintendent.