Weather Delay and Closure Information

Weather Delay and Closure Information

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How school closure/delays are made:

School district leaders make decisions regarding inclement weather delays or school cancellations in the early morning based on road conditions and forecast weather. When a forecasted storm arrives overnight, members of the district transportation and facilities teams are up early, checking road conditions across the district. They are also communicating with city and county road departments and other school districts in Central Oregon to determine if roads are safe for bus travel.

The decision to cancel school for the day or delay start times is usually made by 5 a.m. before buses begin their routes.

If schools are closed, all after-school activities are also canceled that day.

How decisions are communicated:

Once district leaders make the decision to delay and/or close school, that information is communicated to parents and district staff through the district’s automated phone and email system by 5:20 a.m. The news is also shared on the district website, Facebook pages, and through local media outlets.

The district also updates its snowline phone number with the appropriate message for that day. Those who do not listen to the autodialer message or miss the call can call a phone number and receive the message.

School closure/delay messages are removed from the website and Facebook pages at 3 p.m. so there is no confusion for the next day.

District’s automated phone and email system:

Crook County School District uses an autodialer system that calls the phone number and emails the address families have on file at their student’s school in the event of inclement weather or emergency notifications. Please ensure that your profile is up to date at your student’s school.

Student safety:

District leaders understand that decisions about school schedules and bus route changes have an impact on families. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these situations. We know that students and families are best served when schools are open, however, the district’s main concern is the safety of students and staff. If you feel that current weather conditions are unsafe, the district respects your decision to keep your student(s) home for the day. Please remember to call your student’s school to report the absence.

Please call our district office at 541-447-5664 if you have any questions.