Notifying Students and Parents about Severe Weather or Other Emergencies
MCPS works closely with the bus company and city/county transportation officials to monitor the condition of local roads and highways during severe weather or when other circumstances arise. The District will use the MCPS ParentLink to communicate with student and staff households by telephone, text, and email should school be cancelled or delayed. When using this mass communications tool, we notice that phone messages and text messages are received by parents very quickly, emails can be delayed up to an hour based on your email service provider.
Users who have the MCPS App will also receive a notification on thier app. We will also post information on the District website, Facebook and Twitter feed.A recorded phone message, email and text will be generated to each household as early as 6:15 a.m. Households can set message preferences by visiting www.mcpsmt.parenlink.net to ensure messages are received on the preferred phone number, mobile number and email address. In addition, students and parents may also:
- Visit the District's website at www.mcpsmt.org
- Visit the District's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/missoulacountypublicschools
- Visit the District's Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/McpsMT
- Visit the Missoulian website at www.missoulian.com (information may be posted)
Tune into one of these radio or television stations:
KYSS (94.9 FM)
KBAZ (96.3 FM)
KGGL (93.3 FM)KZOQ (100.1 FM)
KXDR (98.7 FM)
KBQQ (106.7 FM)
(Local NBC Television Affiliate)
(Local CBC Television Affiliate)
Bus DelaysIf you hear from an official district source or public news outlet that school buses are delayed or that school is starting late due to severe weather, please keep your child(ren) at home and supervised until either buses arrive or until the publicized time that school begins. Remember, teachers and other staff may also have difficulty getting to school and may not be available to supervise students.In addition, please understand that loss of electricity at specific buildings may cause problems with telephones and other communication tools. We will do our best to work around these issues.