Snow and Weather Policies

Air Quality Alert Recess Policy

When air quality is poor, whether due to summer/fall wildfire smoke or winter temperature inversion, recess and other outdoor activities might be limited or cancelled.

Air quality is listed hourly here (click on the dot for Missoula to see the hourly chart):

Click here to find the Missoula County Public School 2017 Air Quality Activity Guidelines.

Snow Day Notification

Snow and Ice related cancellation or delay of school is rare, but it does happen! MCPS posts their district wide winter cancellations and delays in many places, including MCPS Facebook, Twitter, MCPS Main Site, and nearly all Missoula based news outlets (MTPR, KPAX, Missoulian, etc) will also make timely announcements. More information is available here: MCPS Rattlesnake Winter Weather

Extreme Cold Weather Recess Policy

MCPS policy is that outside recess is shortened or cancelled if the windchill or ambient temperature is under zero degrees Fahrenheit. Please always dress your kid(s) assuming there will be outdoor recess, even if the temperature is below zero in the morning. Remember, temperatures can vary widely in a single winter day!