Weather and Emergency Procedures
Safety of students, staff and parents is the Wichita Public Schools' greatest priority during the threat of dangerous conditions. Emergency plans are in place should tornadoes, lightning, hail, snow or other dangerous circumstances present a safety concern.
If schools are to be closed or activities cancelled or rescheduled due to weather conditions, the information will be posted on the Wichita Public Schools' main page, www.usd259.org, and displayed on all school websites. See Notification of Closings or Delays to learn more about how parents, students, staff and other patrons receive notifications.
NEW!! (2-08-21) NEW AND REVISED WPS Winter Weather Procedures will look different for 2020-21 school year
The Wichita Public Schools has revised its snow/winter weather protocol for the remainder of the school year. Because of the shortened school calendar, there are no snow days available for a traditional day off. Students will have a full day of remote learning from home on days the weather conditions would affect safe travel to school buildings. Click here to view the 20-21 Winter Weather Procedures.
The Wichita Public Schools is proud to be a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, which recognizes our organized efforts to stay abreast of weather information and situations, and take appropriate action to strategically ensure safe situations for our students and staff.
More information on the Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador program can be found at:
Information on current weather conditions can be found on the National Weather Service website.