School Closings & Emergencies

Sometimes, winter storms or other emergencies cause Hopkins Public Schools to close school for the day, delay the beginning of the school day, or close school early.


An announcement will be sent as early as 5:30 a.m. and no later than 6:00 a.m. when school will be closed or start late. Early dismissal from school in session will be announced approximately one hour before dismissal.

BlackboardConnect® Phone Message and Email

We will notify parents through our BlackboardConnect® message system. This will be our school district's primary information resource for parents. Families will receive a phone message and an email, if a family's email address has been entered in our Infinite Campus Portal.

Parents can double-check that the school district has their correct phone numbers and email addresses on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Parents who do not have a login for Infinite Campus should complete the portal request form. Parents can update their contact information on the Parent Portal.


We will have a prominent announcement on the district homepage, as well as each of our schools' homepages.

Radio & Television

As secondary information resources about school closings, Hopkins Public Schools will notify WCCO radio (830 AM), and television stations WCCO-TV (Channel 4), KSTP-TV (Channel 5), and KARE-TV (Channel 11).