• Weather-Related School Cancellation Information

  • Weather Related School Closing InfoCommunication
    The decision to close or alter school will be made as early as possible. The Willard School District will work to communicate via email to families if there is a chance of cancellation in the days leading up to a possible storm. If school is canceled or virtual due to severe weather conditions, our Communications Department will use an automated system to call and text staff and families. Typically, this automated call will occur before 5:30 a.m. on the day of the closure. 

    • Staff and families are asked to save the phone number 417-742-2584 and short text code 67587 into their cell phones as "Willard School District."

    • We also ask families to review their contact information in SISK12 so we can ensure they are receiving updates as needed. If anything needs to be updated, families can contact their student’s school. If you do not already receive these messages contact the district office at 417-742-2584 to update your information.

    In addition, announcements about postponements or cancellations will be made on Willard School District’s social media pages and website, as well as on local news media.

    Snow Days
    In the event school is canceled due to inclement weather, Willard Public Schools will specify in its communication whether it is a Snow Day or an AMI Day. If the day is labeled as a snow day, there will be no remote/online learning conducted. We have three snow days built into the 2022-2023 school calendar. The first snow day will be made up May 24, 2023. The first three days the entire District is closed due to weather (such as snow and ice), there will be no online instruction. We will begin our Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) on the fourth day of closure.

    AMI Days
    Alternate Methods of Instruction (AMI) is a flexible form of instruction that will vary based on the teacher and grade level. To access your student’s building AMI information, click
    here. In the event of an AMI Day, students will complete assigned coursework from teachers remotely using school Chromebooks and/or provided paper packets. Student participation on AMI days is required for all students. Students will be expected to engage in the instruction (method depends on grade level and will be communicated by teachers) and complete any assignments.  For grades 5-12, attendance will be based on assignment completion. For grades PK-4, attendance will be recorded for all students who join the Google Meets and/or complete assignments.

    TigerTALES
    There will be no morning TigerTALES on late start days. Staff will not be available to supervise students prior to 9:00 A.M. (7-12) or 10:15 A.M. (PreK-6), so please plan your drop off accordingly. If school is dismissed early because of weather, afternoon TigerTALES will not be available. If school is canceled entirely because of weather, Willard Schools does not offer any child care.

    Additional information regarding weather-related school closings can be found on our District Website. If you have any questions, please contact your building secretary.