Inclement Weather

  • Inclement Weather 

    Carl Junction R1 School District strives to hold school according to the calendar approved by the Board of Education. However, in the event of inclement winter weather, the possibility of school cancelations may arise to ensure the safety of CJ students and staff.

    When deciding whether to close schools, a number of factors are taken into consideration, including the amount of snowfall, condition of residential and thoroughfare roads, temperature, and the ability to clear parking lots and sidewalks. District administrators closely monitor local forecasts at the first announcement of severe weather. From there, they personally travel the roads in various areas of the district.

    In most cases, the district makes the final decision to cancel school no later than 6 a.m. on the school day under consideration. The decision is made on a day-to-day basis after weather and road conditions have been assessed. Check out the District website for an up-to-date list of activity and event cancelations:

    If school is canceled or the arrival/dismissal time is affected, an announcement will be made through our automated notification system using phone, text, and email; postings on social media and the district website; and our local television stations.

    Parent Portal is the best way to make sure that your home phone, cell phone, and email address is up-to-date:

    If the school year is disrupted by emergencies or inclement weather and schools are closed, the school day will be made-up according to the approved calendar.