Snow and inclement weather (smoke, snow, freezing rain, wind, extreme temperatures, etc) can create confusion for all of us when it affects the school schedule. As emergency weather days often come at the last minute, it is important to be prepared for school delays and closures.
Please keep in mind, while you may not agree with our weather-related closures, our district services students in a radius of nearly 400 square miles
! This means weather and road conditions may vary significantly across our district. We do not take school closures lightly and understand the impact closure has on many families in our community. However, the safety of all our students and staff remains our priority. Radio and television stations will broadcast closure and delay information no later than 5:30am.
School buildings, facilities, and transportation may be closed due to inclement or extreme weather (poor air quality, freezing rain, snow, freezing temperatures, wind chills, etc.).
On marginal days when it appears the weather will break, schools may start up to two hours later than normal. This allows road crews to catch up, temperatures to rise, and buses to fun in daylight. If conditions do not improve, running late may be changed to closure. Radio and television stations will have information no later than 5:30am. The automated phone system, district website, and Facebook will notify families as well.
Because of the possibility of children coming home to locked houses, we will make every effort not to close schools early. However, under severe emergency conditions, we may need to proceed with early closure. Early closure will be announced on local radio stations and our phone messaging system.
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Or you can call 509 793-7200 for a recorded message.
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