Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather Notifications

As the weather begins to cool, we would like to remind families of school closing notification procedures. As we make decisions about closing school, a number of factors come into play, including the safety of travel but also the safety of students who will be home during the day.

Should school be canceled, we will:
  • Send a text, email, and/or phone call via SchoolMessenger
  • Update the district social media pages
  • Update the district website
  • Contact our local media partners
To sign up for text message updates, text Y to 67587. To learn more about school delays and closures, please review our How We Communicate With Families document.

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District Mobile App

The TPS mobile app, TPS Engage, gives students, families, staff, and the community a more convenient way to stay informed about what’s happening in our schools. This free app gives you access to news, social media feeds (no social media accounts needed), district and school calendars, notifications, staff contact information, and more. 

Download from the App Store or Google Play by searching for Topeka Public Schools.


Here Comes the Bus App

Families can stay updated on transportation by downloading the Here Comes the Bus app!
  • View the real-time location of your child’s bus.
  • Access the app from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
  • Receive push notifications or email alerts.
  • Send your child to the bus stop at just the right time, every time.
How to get started:
  1. Download the Here Comes the Bus app* or visit
  2. Sign Up by going to the Here Comes the Bus website.
  3. Enter school code 29036 and click “Next” followed by “Confirm”
  4. Complete the “User Profile” box
  5. Under “My Students,” click “Add.” Enter your child’s last name and student ID number
  6. Once you confirm your information, you’re ready to begin using Here Comes the Bus!

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