School Closing / Inclement Weather

These are the actions Mascoutah District #19 will take when school is to be closed for the day or when classes will be dismissed early. 

  1. Parents will be notified via telephone/cellphone/email messaging service.  Please contact us if your phone or email address needs to be updated. 
        
  2. Parents Radio/Television broadcasts of school closings and early dismissals will be made over the following radio/TV stations: 
KTVI (Fox 2)
KMOV (Channel 4)
KSDK(Channel 5)
ABC (Channel 30)

 KMOX (Talk Radio 1120)
 WHCO (Radio 1230)

Times are modified as conditions impact the decision-making process.  The decision for closing will be made daily unless general conditions dictate otherwise. 

Unless announcements are made on these stations, school will be in session.  School closings will also be posted on the District's website: msd19.org


General Guidelines: 

School will be closed only in cases of extreme circumstances. 

Busses will operate where they can safely do so. 

During extreme weather, parents/guardians are reminded to take precautions to protect children who are left at home, walk to school or walk to the point where they normally board the school bus.  Also, plans should be in place to provide for child safety when it becomes necessary for the school district to dismiss early. 

Late Start Option: 

Notification is provided through mass email, parent all-call, TV, radio, and school websites.  Busses will run 1 hour later than the normal schedule for regular bus routes. School classes will begin at:

MHS - 8:55AM Mascoutah High School

MMS - 9:15AM Mascoutah Middle School

MES - 9:25AM Mascoutah Elementary School

SES - 9:25AM Scott Elementary School

WES - 9:25AM Wingate Elementary School




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