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Updated at 11:19 a.m. April 4, 2020.

The following are Mid-Missouri school cancellations and announcements related to the novel coronavirus outbreak.


Four Cole County public school districts and five parochial schools have extended their closures through May 1. They include:

  • Jefferson City School District.
  • Blair Oaks R-2 School District.
  • Cole R-1 School District in Russellville.
  • Cole R-5 School District in Eugene.
  • Calvary Lutheran High School.
  • Trinity Lutheran School.
  • Immanuel Lutheran School in Honey Creek..
  • River Oak Christian Academy.
  • Lighthouse Preparatory Academy.

The following Diocese of Jefferson City parochial schools have have extended school closures through April 30:

  • Helias Catholic High School.
  • Immaculate Conception School.
  • St. Joseph Cathedral School.
  • St. Peter Interparish School.
  • Our Lady of the Snows Catholic School in Marys Home.
  • St. Francis Xavier School in Taos.
  • St. Martin School in St. Martins.
  • St. Stanislaus School in Wardsville.
  • St. Thomas School in St. Thomas.

Lincoln University extended its closure through April 26, meaning classes will continue remotely and only essential employees will be allowed on campus. Athletic events have been suspended indefinitely for the Lincoln Blue Tigers. Graduation has been postponed to Aug. 1



Fulton Public Schools will be closed through April 24.

New Bloomfield R-3 School District will be closed through April 24.

North Callaway R-1 School District will suspend classes until April 28.

South Callaway R-2 School District will be closed through April 24.

Southern Boone School District (Ashland) will be closed through April 24.

University of Missouri System officials report all four universities in the system will conduct remote courses for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester, extending the recently announced suspension of in-person classes. Universities will remain open to ensure students who need access to dining and housing, library resources or broadband are accommodated. Recreational centers and complexes will be closed.

Westminster College: The college will implement its Digital Blue Distance Learning Plan using school-issued iPads during the week of March 23, with an anticipated campus return date of March 28. All college-sponsored spring break trips have been canceled. The C.S. Lewis Legacy Lecture originally scheduled for April 2 has been canceled. The Brauer Lecture originally scheduled for April 17 has tentatively been rescheduled for spring 2021.

William Woods University: All academic classes and cohorts will be moved online for the remainder of the spring semester, effective March 16.



Maries County R-1 Schools at Vienna will be closed through April 24. All extra-curricular activities are postponed until further notice. All facilities are closed to any and all groups until further notice.



Eldon R-1 School District closed its schools through April 24, an extension of the original closure announced through April 6.

St. Elizabeth R-4 School will be closed through April 13, an extension that was announced March 31.

Iberia R-5 Schools extended its closure to April 27. All school activities and events are canceled during that time. Kindergarten registration is postponed with new dates to be determined later. Information regarding meal delivery services for students during closure is available at

Miller County R-3 School District (Tuscumbia) closed its schools through April 3.

School of the Osage extended its closure to no earlier than an April 30 opening, which was announced in a superintendent's message.



Jamestown C-1 School District announced an extended closure through April 13.

Latham R-5 will be closed through April 21.

Moniteau County R-1 School District (California) closed its schools through May 1.



Osage County R-1 School District (Chamois) closed its schools through May 1. Prom will be rescheduled from its original April 18 date.

Osage County R-2 School District (Linn) closed its schools through May 1.

Osage County R-3 School District (Fatima) closed its schools through May 1.

State Technical College of Missouri will not have any on-campus classes this week, and online classes will start March 30. Graduation has been postponed to May 30. State Tech's Spring Open House scheduled for March 28 has been postponed. The Missouri SkillsUSA Contest scheduled for April 3-5  on the State Tech campus has be postponed.

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