Prepare for winter weather

Prepare for winter weather
Posted on 11/15/2021
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We encourage families to familiarize yourselves with the district’s procedures in the event of inclement weather. 

The district’s transportation supervisor and superintendent decide in the early morning hours whether students can safely reach school in case of snow or ice. We attempt to notify families by 5:30 a.m. if schools are closed, delayed or buses are on adverse weather routes. If we have to change from a 2-hour delay to a full-day closure, we will notify families and staff of this change by 7:30 a.m. We try to avoid this situation whenever possible but weather and road conditions can be difficult to predict. 

If we use adverse weather routes in the morning, we will notify everyone by noon that day if adverse weather routes remain in effect for the afternoon ride home. Please familiarize yourself with the adverse weather routes


  • Flash Alert Families and staff are encouraged to sign up for Flash Alert for the most timely notifications. Local media outlets use this information.

  • District website and Facebook page 

  • Emails sent to families, staff and high school students. 

  • Text messages sent to families, staff and students who have opted in and are in the Skyward system. Instructions are posted on our website. 

  • We do not typically call families in the event of adverse weather, to avoid phone calls in the early morning hours.

  • Staff are alerted via phone.

Questions? Contact the Transportation Department at (360) 503-1155 or or the Superintendent’s Office at (360) 503-1211 or

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