HPS #60 ANNOUNCEMENTS


Early Release - Weather Related - Friday, January 13, 2017

posted Jan 13, 2017, 6:50 AM by HPS Webmasters

Hannibal Public Schools will be having an early dismissal today, Friday, January 13, due to the incoming ice storm.  This is to allow all of our students and staff to arrive home safely.

Dismissal times are as follows:
ECC - 10:00 (No afternoon classes)
HHS - 11:30 AM
HMS - 11:55 AM
All Elementary Schools - 12:15 PM

All Athletic events and activities have been cancelled both today and this weekend.


Martin Luther King Day - Monday, January 16, 2017

posted Jan 9, 2017, 11:22 AM by HPS Webmasters   [ updated Jan 12, 2017, 8:19 AM ]

The Hannibal School district will not be in session on Monday, January 16, 2017 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King is known as one of the greatest American civil rights leaders and this day provides a time to celebrate his life, achievements and legacy.

Update!!!   Update!!!  Due to the unsettling weather predictions the following celebration has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 19, 2017.  A special 2017 MLK Celebration Program and Dinner will be taking place at 8th and Center Street Baptist Church (700 Center Street) from 2-4 p.m.

2016 - 2017 Inclement Weather Make-up Days

posted Sep 12, 2016, 8:23 AM by HPS Webmasters   [ updated Jan 9, 2017, 6:27 AM ]

At this time, we have one inclement weather make-up day. That day will be Thursday, March 16, 2017. 

Please watch this posted announcement when, and if, the weather becomes severe enough to cancel school. Make-up days will be posted here as soon as they are determined by the School Administration.

Teacher In-Service 2016-2017 School Year (early dismissal for students)

posted Sep 12, 2016, 6:45 AM by HPS Webmasters   [ updated Jan 9, 2017, 6:28 AM ]

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Student Dismissal times are as follows:
HHS - 11:30 am
HMS - 11:55 am
Elementary - 12:15 pm

Last Day of School Spring Semester

posted May 2, 2016, 8:14 AM by HPS Webmasters   [ updated Jan 9, 2017, 6:34 AM ]

The last day of school for the Spring Semester for students at Hannibal #60  is Friday, May 19, 2017. The early release times are as follows:

HHS - 11:30 a.m.
HMS - 11:55 a.m.
Elementary - 12:15 p.m.

FREE School Supplies

posted Apr 22, 2016, 11:26 AM by HPS Webmasters

If you or someone you know is in need of school supplies for the upcoming school year, please download this flyer and follow the instructions.

School Messenger has text features

posted Mar 18, 2016, 5:59 AM by HPS Webmasters   [ updated Mar 21, 2016, 12:57 PM ]

Check out this flyer for directions on how to subscribe to School Messenger's (formerly School Reach) new text message features. These directions can also be found on our website under Family Resources.

2-hour delayed start implemented

posted Dec 9, 2015, 5:44 AM by HPS Webmasters

Please read the attachment regarding the 2-hour delayed start which will be implemented as needed.


Heat Day Release Guidelines

posted Aug 19, 2014, 11:54 AM by HPS Webmasters   [ updated Sep 12, 2016, 6:01 AM ]


The health and safety of children and staff are of paramount importance to the Hannibal School District.  Therefore, the temperature is closely monitored, especially in non-air-conditioned schools throughout hot days.  

Criteria for Early Dismissal

The weather forecast will be reviewed using multiple sources (National Weather Service/AccuWeather) on a regular basis.  Although many factors will be taken into consideration when making decisions, one will be when the heat index reaches 95 degrees.   

The decision to have early dismissal will be made by the Superintendent as soon as possible, but no later than 11:00 a.m.  The following early dismissal plan for students will be implemented at the non-air-conditioned buildings.

  • Early dismissal will apply to all non-air-conditioned buildings (HMS/HHS).

  • Parents will be notified via School Reach as well as through local media.

  • Dismissal will be at 12:30 p.m. for Hannibal High School.

  • Dismissal will be at 12:55 p.m. for Hannibal Middle School.

  • Lunch will be served prior to early dismissal.

  • Bottled water will be provided to students who ride school buses home.

  • In the event that school should dismiss early due to heat, all athletic/activity practices will be moved back starting no sooner than

6:00 p.m.

Principals will maintain a routine for relief on hot days that includes rotating classes through air-conditioned areas of the building.

In the event that school is dismissed early due to heat, staff members are expected to work a full contractual day, but are encouraged to locate to a cool place within the building to work.

The school campuses with air-conditioning will remain in session for the full day.  However, there will be no outdoor recess if the heat index is 95 degrees or above.

Other Preventative Measures

The following preventative measures will and should be taken to help maintain a comfortable educational environment for our students and staff.  They are:

  • Custodians will open windows early in the morning and turn on all fans to improve air movement within the buildings.

  • Keep shades closed on the side of the building receiving the most sunlight.

  • Keep overhead lights to a minimum if possible.

  • Turn off any electronic equipment that is not in use.

  • Students will be allowed to bring water bottles to remain properly hydrated throughout the day.

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