Weather/School Cancellations

Please keep informed about the latest school delays/closings/early releases by turning on your TV every morning.
  • If school will be delayed 2 hours, the announcement will post on the stations listed below before 6:00 AM whenever possible.
  • School Messenger, will be implemented to place a call to the numbers you have designated.


A message from our School Superintendent regarding inclement weather and school closings/delays....

The school district does everything it can to make sure school is on time and students arrive safely. However, when snow and ice enter the scene, we need to make decisions that affect our "normal" routine.

I will call Superintendents around the area, talk to the Cannon Falls Transportation Coordinator, who in turn will contact drivers from all corners of the district to see what the road conditions are like. I have a computer in my office that tracks storms and gives warnings periodically.

Finally, I drive the roads myself to determine whether or not conditions are safe for travel.

In short, we get input from many sources around the area before making a final decision. All of this happens between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. If need be, I will request a 2 hour late start and then decide later whether or not to cancel the entire day. I always sway on the side of safety. I will try my best to make the two-hour late start decision prior to 5:50 a.m.

This is a difficult decision and we take this very seriously. Once again, we do this for the safety of the students. Please respect the decision of the district when we decide to run buses two hours late or if the district decides to cancel school.

Beth Giese
Superintendent, Cannon Falls Public Schools
Television stations contacted: 

WCCO 4    KSTP 5    KARE 11     KMSP 9


School Messenger Automatic Phone System Implemented

School Messenger Calling system: Will automatically call the numbers you have designated in your student's school registration information. Please check with your student's school secretary if you would like phone numbers added or deleted. School Messenger can dial a maximum of 4 numbers.

Employees and Substitutes: Contact the District Office to have your phone numbers included or deleted from the list.
If you would like your number removed from the list, please contact the district office.