School Closing Information

In the event Independent School District #317, Deer River, Minnesota, needs to close school due to inclement weather or other school emergencies, we will post such notifications on the main page of the district website as well as the methods listed below.

Click here to read more about school closing decisions. 

We will use the following radio stations to inform you:

  • KOZY 1320 AM
  • KMFY 96.9 FM
  • WNMT 650 AM
  • WTBX 93.9 FM
  • KAXE 91.7 FM
  • KGPZ 96.1 FM
  • WUSZ 99.9 FM
  • KMFG 102.9 FM
  • KQDS 105.5 FM

  We will also use the following TV channels:

AUTOMATED ALERT SERVICE: *Note: Deer River will be switching systems on 1/1/2014

Beginning January 1, 2014, Deer River Schools will be switching from "Instant Alert" to "Parent Link" to deliver automated messages like school closings. Parent Link allows the school district to communicate to mulitiple phone numbers, email addresses, text and SMS messages and push notifications to smart phones.

The school district will use this service to notify parents about school closings, but will also use it to notify people of important events or other announcements.  

In order for the system to work accurately, the district needs to have your contact information accurately on file.

The work, home, and cell phone numbers and email addresses we have on file are the ones that will be notified by the automated system. To ensure that your contact information is accurate or if you have a change in your phone number or email address, please contact Jan Swanson in the District Office at 218-246-2420 ext 60211 or the secretary in your child's school.