Emergency Weather Procedures

School Closing

Sometimes it is necessary to close school because of severe weather. When this decision is made, it will be announced on:

KTUL Channel 8, KOTV Channel 6, KJRH Channel 2, WB 19, KRMG-740 AM, KQLL-FM, KOOL 106.1, KVOO-98.5FM, K95 FM/KWEN, KHIT/FM 106.9, KBEZ/FM 92.9, KMOD/FM 97.5, and several other radio stations.

Check for school closing information at www.sapulpaps.org



For transportation questions, call Sapulpa Public Schools Service Center at


Heavy rains occasionally cause bus breakdowns and minor flooding in the district. When a bus "drowns out," a replacement bus will be sent as soon as possible. Obviously, this delays the schedule. When minor flooding occurs, drivers are instructed to find an alternate route; if none is available, the children will be returned to their schools. Children are permitted to walk around obstruction only when they can do so without going out of sight of the driver.

If heavy rains or hail are occurring at dismissal time, students may be held in the building until the intensity of the storm subsides. This is a judgment decision, which is made by each building principal.


Severe weather is a common occurrence in Oklahoma, especially in the spring. Each of our schools has a tornado procedure, and the faculty and students have storm drills periodically. If severe weather is rapidly approaching at the time of dismissal, student will be held at the school until the danger has subsided. If there is a tornado watch but no immediate danger, school will be dismissed on schedule.

Snow &

Snowdrifts and ice often make street conditions too hazardous for early morning travel. Occasionally it is prudent to run the morning bus schedules one hour late. This allows us to avoid dangerous conditions created by congested traffic, snow and ice.

Early dismissal is not common in Sapulpa Public Schools because of the many working parents. Every effort is made to keep a normal afternoon schedule and any change would occur because of unusual circumstances. If early dismissal is warranted, we usually start the bus schedule one hour early. Because snow and ice conditions make travel slow, early dismissal does not necessarily mean students will arrive home early. Working parents with small children should make arrangements to ensure their children know where to go for supervision should it be necessary to dismiss early to avoid hazardous street conditions.

 Fire Evacuation Procedures  Upon being evacuated due to a school fire, students will be escorted to the tennis courts at Liberty Park. After an okay by the fire marshall, parents will be able to check out students from their teachers.