Inclement Weather

  • Communication
    Should bad weather or other adverse conditions prompt us to consider closing schools, the District will make a decision as early as possible.  Information will be available through the following outlets: 

    No School
    The Webster Groves School District will consider closing schools due to weather when road conditions and/or other environmental factors (ex: extreme cold) make it unsafe for children to get to school. If school is canceled, all before and after school programs and activities, including Adventure Club, will be canceled. Non-district related events in district buildings will also be canceled (ex: YMCA’s Hoopsters).

    Early Dismissal
    The Webster Groves School District will consider closing schools early due to emerging weather and/or road conditions that will make it unsafe for children to be dismissed at the regular time. If school is dismissed early, all after school programs and activities, including Adventure Club, will be canceled. Non-district related events will also be canceled (ex: YMCA’s Hoopsters).

    Transportation provided by First Student, the Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corporation, and ZipCare will transport children home at dismissal.

    Unless special circumstances exist, schools will be dismissed at the following times: 

      Early Dismissal
    Webster Groves High School 12:00 p.m.
    Hixson Middle School 12:40 p.m.
    Steger Sixth Grade Center 12:00 p.m.
    Avery, Bristol, Hudson 12:30 p.m.
    Clark, Edgar Road 12:40 p.m.
    Givens 12:00 p.m.
    Ambrose Family Ctr. Preschool 12:30 p.m.
    District Central Office 1:00 p.m.
    WGHS Statesmen Preschool 12:00 p.m.


    Delayed School Start Time

    The Webster Groves School District will consider opening schools with a “late start” on inclement days when roads are expected to be cleared within a few hours. This option would keep children, families and staff off the roads during the busy morning rush hour. A late start would mean that all schools would open one hour and thirty minutes later than their usual start times. A quick breakfast would be available for students. Transportation provided by First Student, the Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corporation, and ZipCare will be scheduled to pick up students one hour and thirty minutes later than their regular pick up times.

    All schools and Adventure Club would close at their regular times. 

      Student Arrival Time School Start Time
    Webster Groves High School 9:10 a.m. 9:25 a.m. Statesmen Preschool 10 a.m.
    Hixson Middle School 9:50 a.m. 10:25 a.m. 
    Steger Sixth Grade Center 9:05 a.m. 9:20 a.m.
    Avery, Bristol, Hudson 9:35 a.m. 9:50 a.m.
    Clark, Edgar Road 9:45 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
    Givens School 9:05 a.m. 9:20 a.m.
    Ambrose Family Ctr. Preschool 9:50 a.m. (half- and full-day) 9:50 a.m.