Severe weather or poor road conditions can prompt the Knox County Public Schools to alter routines or daily schedules in the district. Therefore it’s a good idea to decide in advance how best to keep up with the changes, what child-care arrangements are needed, and how to adjust if school is delayed, students are released early or schools are closed. Also, please make sure your child’s school has up-to-date phone numbers and emergency contacts for your family.
How We Notify Families
In the age of social media, it is important that you receive factual information directly from the school district. Below are the official methods we use to communicate any changes to the school schedule:
Television: WYMT-57 Hazard, WKYT-27 Lexington, WLEX-18 Lexington, WDKY-56 Lexington, and WTVQ-36 Lexington.
Radio: Mix 96.1 and The Big One 106.3
Facebook: Our official Facebook account is “knoxkyschools”. Be sure when you click on the post link or visit the page that www.facebook.com/knoxkyschools
Twitter: Our official Twitter account is “knoxkyschools”. Be sure when you click on the tweet or visit our profile that you are viewing www.twitter.com/knoxkyschools
App: Download the KCPS app for iOS or Android and accept push notifications.
Automated Phone Call: We will send an automated phone call prior to 11 pm and after 5 am notifying families of any changes to the school day. Please ensure that your child’s school has correct telephone numbers on file for your family.
I Haven’t Heard Yet. Are We Having School?
If you have not heard any information, then proceed with the understanding that school is following the set schedule at the normal starting and ending times. As soon as a decision is made to alter the school day the decision will be immediately communicated via the above sources.
Is Today a Non-Traditional Snow School Day?
Our official closing message will state if the day is a non-traditional (NTI) snow day. If the message does not mention NTI, then an NTI day will not be used. When we communicate NTI information we will include what NTI day it is and where to find the NTI information.
I Received A Phone Call But Don’t Have Children In The Knox County Public Schools.
Please notify our Central Office via return phone call at (606)546-3157, ext. 2400 during normal business hours 8am – 4pm, Monday through Friday. We apologize for any inconvenience and will remove your number as soon as possible.