Shakopee Public Schools

As if we couldn't have predicted this: Shakopee Public Schools will remain closed on Thursday due to the extreme cold temperatures. 

Superintendent Mike Redmond posted on Twitter around 3:20 p.m. Wednesday afternoon: "Temps are predicted to be -31 degrees at 5 a.m. & -25 degrees at 8 a.m. with wind chills from -43 to -36. We know buses will start but are greatly concerned about diesel gelling and breakdowns. Stay safe."

School was already called off Tuesday and Wednesday as a precaution to ensure all students are kept safe instead of waiting for buses in wind chills that cause frostbite in mere minutes.

Students were off school on Monday as part of the regular school calendar, though many metro area school districts did cancel classes Monday due to poor road conditions after a 5-inch snowfall. 

Like Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday will be considered a Connected Learning Day (CoLD), in which students are expected to complete work assigned by their teachers. For more information on that, visit

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