Occasionally, winter weather conditions may pose a problem and impact classes, bus routes, dismissal times and activities for Oklahoma City Public Schools.

    We wanted to share a reminder about how the district makes any school cancellation decision and the communication vehicles used to relay important information.

    School cancellation decisions are made on a case by case basis after district officials assess any impact on district operations. This decision will be made by 5:30 a.m. 

The Source

  • OKCPS Communications team will use the following methods to pass along information:

    1. Phone & text messages (families & staff)
    2. OKCPS website
    3. Email (staff) 
    4. District social media sites Twitter and Facebook
    5. Local television and radio stations

Receiving Messages from OKCPS

  • Want to receive alerts from OKCPS?

    Make sure your contact information is up to date!

    • Contact your child's school to verify your contact information is correct
    • Update your contact information with your child's school if necessary

    If you are still not receiving calls and texts, you may need to manually "opt in" to receive calls and texts. Please see the instructions below.

    Opting In to Receive Messages

    Opt In to Texts:

    Text "Subscribe OKCPS" to 231-77 to opt in to text messages. 

    Opt In to Calls:

    Call 855-502-7867 and follow the prompts (press 2 to opt in).

What it Means

  • Weather Posting on local television stations:

    OKCPS Closed (Classes Cancelled & Offices Closed) - This means all classes, activities, and administration offices are closed. The Teacher's Credit Union will also close.

    Please note: If OKCPS is closed, all staff is asked to stay home. All 12-month employees must select between a sick, personal business or vacation day to make up for time missed due to inclement weather. Maintenance staff is to check with their immediate supervisor for assignment.

    OKCPS Classes Cancelled / Offices Open - All classes and activities are cancelled, but 12 month employees should report to work.

    OKCPS Activities Cancelled - This will be used when a weather event impacts student/staff activities occurring during the evening or on weekends.



Winter Weather Tips

  • Learn how to prepare for winter weather and staying warm this winter. Read the Extreme Cold Guide from the CDC.

    extreme cold graphic

    Wind Chill Chart
    When should recess be cancelled? 

    Click here to check the wind chill chart

    The National Weather Service Wind Chill Temperature index is designed to accurately calculate how cold air feels on human skin. This index is based on heat loss from exposed skin.

    Cold Weather Safety Information
    Learn More