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:


Electronic Announcements and Emergency Messaging for Families

Deer River Public Schools uses a service called ParentLink to electronically send messages to parents and guardians via text messages, email, and cell and landline phones. Contact information from Infinite Campus is used by ParentLink so it is very important that the school district has accurate information in the district Infinite Campus system

ParentLink is used for school closings, building and district announcements, and emergency messages. home phone number on file at the schools).

This system also works in conjunction with our school district app. The district app has school information, calendars, sports scores, lunch menus, and much more. Click the icon below to link to the Apple Store and download the app.


Download the Free Blackboard District App
  • View Lunch Menus
  • View Calendar Info
  • View Sports Schedules
  • View DRHS Bulletin
  • Receive Important Alerts
  • Access School and Staff Info