Rogers Public Schools may delay opening schools, close schools early or cancel school for an entire day for hazardous weather or other emergencies.
If schools will open late or close for the day, we will post the cancellation on the district web site and notify local television and radio stations by 6 a.m. or as soon as possible. We will also inform families through the ParentLink notification system and by posting updates on our official social media sites - Rogers Public Schools on Facebook and RogersSchools on Twitter.
Before deciding to delay or cancel school, we drive the roads in the very early morning hours, consider the weather forecast and consult with others to help assess the situation. Keeping students safe is always our primary concern during inclement weather.
If schools are to be closed early, we will notify local TV and radio stations as soon as possible. We urge working families to make a plan with their children about where they should go if school dismisses early and no one will be home.
Some of the stations that report local weather and school closings are:
40/29-Channel 7 (also 40 or 29)
KNWA-Channel 9 (or 51)
KFSM 5-Channel 5
Bellview Elementary Weather Station
Elmwood Middle School Weather Station
Limited Bus Service
If the district announces there will be limited bus service, that means if the road leading to your child's bus stop is not safe for a bus, then the bus can be met at a main road on the bus route. A listing of typical route changes is available online in English and Spanish.
Sometimes drivers have to use their own discretion as they see road conditions, and parents are asked to please be aware that drivers may not be able to drive all portions of their routes.