School Closing Information

There are several options to check if school will be in session:

  • Go to cancellations.com, enter our zip code, and read the latest posting from our Superintendent regarding school cancellations for this district
  • Call 573.458.0101 and press "2 " to hear the latest recording regarding school cancellations for this district.
  • Radio and television postings. The following stations are contacted for announcements of cancellation or early dismissal:
    Radio: KTTR/KZNN (105.3FM), KKID (92.9FM), KUMR (88.5FM)
    TV: Rolla Channel 6, KOLR-10, KYTV-3, KRCG-13, KDNL-17

Snow Day Procedures

Rolla Public Schools takes advantage of every resource available to allow parents and employees to find out whether or not school will be in session.

  • Loretta King, Director of Transportation, Superintendent Dr. Aaron Zalis and other staff members begin driving roads before 5:00 a.m. on inclement days and every effort is made to reach a decision by 6:00 a.m.

  • As soon as a decision is made, several radio and television stations are contacted, an announcement is posted to the District's voice mail (573.458.0101), and a posting is made on the cancellations.com website. The following stations are contacted for announcements of cancellation or early dismissal:
    Radio: KTTR/KZNN (105.3FM), KKID (92.9FM), KUMR (88.5FM)
    TV: ROLLA Channel 6, KOLR-10, KYTV-3, KRCG-13, KDNL-17

  • Each of these stations has slightly different methods or times for making announcements.

  • In the event that school has been dismissed for the day, every effort is made to decide by 3:00 p.m. whether or not to return to classes the following day. Waiting until the afternoon allows the city, county, and state as much time as possible to clear roads.

  • SNOW ROUTES ~ There may be times when it is necessary to run snow or emergency routes only. Loretta King can be reached at 573.458.0125 and will be happy to answer your questions about how snow routes differ from the regular routes or view the following Snow Route information.