Weather Closing Procedures

Early dismissal: If school is dismissed early due to severe weather, all KIDSTOPs will remain open until 4 p.m. Parents will be asked to pick up their children as soon as safely possible and no later than 4 p.m.

In the event school is dismissed early due to severe weather, please make plans and discuss your emergency plan with your children to:

  • go to KIDSTOP after school
  • to be picked up at school by you or another designated person

Your emergency plan should be indicated on the school’s Emergency School Closing form.

School cancellation (due to snow): If school is canceled for the entire day due to snow, all typical KIDSTOP sites will be closed. The Roosevelt Boys & Girls Club (345 30th Avenue North, St. Cloud) will open for emergency care KIDSTOP programming from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Parents may use the main (East) door to check in their child(ren).

Closed School Snow Day Option requirements

Because KIDSTOP programming will be moving to the Roosevelt Boys & Girls Club without ample notice for closed school snow days, we will not require parents to register in advance for these days; however, parents must bring the following with them in order to ensure a safe program environment for their child(ren):

  • Normal all-day rates apply
  • Parents must send their child with a bag lunch
  • Parents must fill out an allergy action plan
  • Parents must fill out a medication administration form (completed & submitted in advance – talk to your program manager for details) and bring all medication with them that morning before dropping off child(ren)
    *** Please note: this is a pilot program, and we will closely monitor this policy to ensure best practices.

School cancellation (due to extreme cold): If school is canceled for the day due to extreme temperatures, we will open one KIDSTOP site per district from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Madison will be open in the St. Cloud district, Mississippi Heights will be open in the Sauk Rapids-Rice district, and Pine Meadow will be open in the Sartell-St. Stephen district. The Roosevelt Boys & Girls Club will also be open on these days from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

After-school activities cancellation: If after-school activities are canceled for the day, but school day ends at normally scheduled hours, KIDSTOPs will remain open until 6 p.m. Please make arrangements in order to pick up your children no later than 6 p.m.

We suggest that you watch or listen to weather announcements when severe weather is moving into the Central Minnesota area. Our announcements are typically made on the following media:

  •  NEW! Voice messages & texts from: (202)509-9796 (please add this number to your contacts as Boys & Girls Club/KIDSTOP SMS)
  • Facebook posts to @BGCMN
  • Weather notification at the top of our homepage: www.bgcmn.org
  • Emails sent to all affected sites
  • Emails and communication sent from the schools
  • Regent Broadcasting (WJON & 98 Country)
  • Leighton Broadcasting (KCLD, Wild 98.9 & More FM)
  • Tri-County Broadcasting (Rock’n 101)
  • St. Cloud Times