Weather & Safety

Stay informed: Your SMSD Notification Options
We're committed to bringing our community members the information they need, when they need it! In the event that school must be delayed or closed due to severe weather or an emergency situation, we rely on multiple outlets to give our families options. See below for the most current ways to stay informed.

Closing, Delay & Remote Learning Day Information
Adverse weather conditions or other emergencies may require that schools participate in remote learning, be closed, be delayed, or be dismissed early. If announcements are not made via the channels below, buses will run routes on a regular schedule and schools will open at their normal times. Due to isolated inclement weather situations, SMSD may also modify the schedule.

1-Hour Delay: School buses will pick up students one hour later than usual.

2- Hour Delay: School opening/bus routes will be delayed for two hours.

1-Hour Early Dismissal: All bus routes operate one hour earlier than the normal time.

2- Hour Early Dismissal: All bus routes operate two hours earlier than the normal time.

The SMSD Mobile App

Our mobile app is the best way to receive emergency and weather-related notifications about your school. On your iOS or Android device, simply download our official Senatobia Schools app, enabling "push notifications." There is no login or password to remember, and you can subscribe to each of your schools. These push notifications are only used for emergency and weather-related information.

To find or verify a school weather/safety decision, visit our district website at and look for the alert window to appear at the top of the page. (When minimized, an alert button is shown in the lower right.)

Social Media

Like/Follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Local Media

Stay tuned to local news, newspapers, and radio broadcasts for SMSD weather and safety information. The following media outlets have expressed their commitment to keeping school families informed:

Phone & Email

Under some circumstances, we may need to send you emails or recorded calls. This is based on the contact information you have provided to your schools. To ensure delivery of such messages, please keep your contact information up to date in the Parent Portal, or call your school for assistance. Custom Notifications may be set up from within the Active Parent Portal.