Weather

Call-outs, Closures, and Dismissal Information

 

Because inclement weather always is a possibility during the winter months, we offer this informational page to let students, families, and staff know how, and where, information on school closures or delays will be announced.

The decision to call an inclement weather delay, or close school, because of weather is rooted in the safety of all our students and staff.

 

How a Decision to Delay or Close Schools is Made

Making a decision to delay school start times or close schools on an inclement weather day is based on information provided to the district leadership team by staff who evaluate information from many different public agencies, as well as reports received from MNPS employees who evaluate travel conditions throughout Davidson County.

It is important to note that hazardous or icy conditions may affect transportation options in parts of our large county that may not be apparent in other areas.

Our team's intent is to notify families by at least 5 a.m. of school delays or closures based on the information available to us at the time of a decision.

 

Notifications

Telephone Calls: In case of school start delays or closures, families will be notified via a telephone call to the primary phone number listed with their student's school.

Online and @MetroSchools Social Media:

  • Check this website for the blue alert banner that will be added to the top of all website pages in the event of an inclement weather schedule change.
  • Check for announcements on @MetroSchools social media accounts:

Local Media: Look for information on all four major television stations that serve the Davidson County area. Local online news organizations often post the information as well.

A note about the telephone call-outs: We serve more than 80,000 students and our call-out system cannot call all our families at the same time. The notification may take a few minutes after the notification is sent to reach your family. For that reason, we also post to the website and to our social media accounts as soon as we know schools will delay their opening bell or will close for the day.

 

Transportation

Metro School Bus Riders: If schools are delayed, MNPS buses will operate on the delayed schedule. The call-out and social media posts will let you know how long the delay is.

Example: If schools will open two hours late, and a bus is normally scheduled to pick up a student at 7:05 a.m., the delayed pickup time would be 9:05 a.m.

MTA WeGo riders: Students who use public transportation should visit the MTA WeGo website for route updates and schedule.

 

Before- and After-care

Before- and after-care programs follow the school district's schedule when there are delays or closures.

YMCA Fun Company: In the event of a school closure, the YMCA Fun Company opens snow sites for children who are enrolled in the program.

For a full list, please visit ymcafunco.org

 

After-School Activities and Sports

If school is canceled due to weather, all after-school activities are canceled as well, including sports practice, games, performances, parent meetings, etc. The only exception is TSSAA playoff games, over which MNPS has no jurisdiction.

 

Is Your Contact Information up to Date?

It is important your contact information in the Infinite Campus Family Portal is correct to ensure you receive any and all notifications from the school district.

You can double-check or update your contact information in the following ways:

Campus

  • If you ever have opted out of the call-out system, you will have to opt yourself back in to receive information.

Additional information can be found on the MNPS Family Portal webpage.

Note: Only telephone and email addresses can be updated online or via the app. Address changes must be made in person.

MNPS Staff: MNPS employees can update contact information through the Employee Self Service linked in the MNPS Intranet.

 

2020-2021 School Closure Tally

Our school district prepares for up to three inclement weather days for this school year. We will keep track of weather-related school closures in this section.

2021: February 16, 17 & 18