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Weather-Related Closures

Guidelines for St. David's Center program closures due to inclement weather.


Our first priority is the safety of children, families and staff at St. David’s Center. In the event of inclement weather, we will update families if a change in programming is required.

The decision to close, start programs late, or close early due to inclement weather will be made by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Director of Facilities and Risk Management, and the members of the Executive Leadership Team.  

If an early morning decision is required, the decision will be communicated to all St. David’s staff by 5:30 a.m. Parents and caregivers will be notified via one or all of the following, as deemed necessary:  

  • TV Networks: KSTP, WCCO, KMSP (Fox9), KARE 11 
  • Sign up with KSTP, WCCO, KMSP (Fox9), KARE 11 to receive text alerts if St. David’s Center has a weather-related closing  
  • St. David’s Center Facebook, Instagram (@stdavidscenter), and our website  
  • Parent/guardian email from Program Director or classroom teachers  

Some circumstances under which closures will be considered are as follows:  

Extreme Cold  

Combined temperature and wind chill of -35 degrees below zero, based on the NOAA wind chill chart. The rationale for these types of closures is the frostbite risk in case of evacuation, fire, relocation, or similar circumstances.  

Severe Snow and Wind  

Snow during typical commuting hours of 1” per hour, sustained over 3 or more hours with winds over 25 mph. The rationale for these types of closures is the danger of commuting to/from St. David’s Center during severe snow and wind.   

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