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Emergency Information

Decision Making Process Regarding Wintry Weather Conditions

The traditional “snow day” will look a bit different this year, as our district is prepared to provide remote instruction for the days the weather does not allow for on-campus instruction.  This will prevent having to extend the school year into the scheduled summer break.

The below information will explain how we plan to make decisions to delay or cancel on-campus learning and how you can access and be notified about this information.

Around 3:30 AM on wintry days, Everett Cunningham, our Transportation Supervisor, Kyle Fletcher, our Director of Business and Operations, and I will begin to monitor road conditions. We will each drive a different part of our district.

The key factor when deciding on whether we can have school on a regular schedule or a late start is if our buses can travel our emergency routes.

Our goal for determining school delay or closure status is 5:30 AM.

  • http://flashalert.net: You can go to this website and sign up to have any school delay or closure alert come to your email address.  You will receive this information as soon as I officially push the button on my computer!
  • We will place the delay or closure announcement on our district website at www.enumclaw.wednet.edu, or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/enumclawschooldistrict. If our district is running emergency bus routes, you can find this information on our website and Facebook as well.
  • Each family will receive a phone call via our School Messenger around 5:30/6:00 AM if a decision has been reached regarding a delay or school closure.  As mentioned earlier, sometimes the weather conditions shift after 6:00 AM and therefore a decision will be made at the earliest time possible.
  • Radio and television stations will receive our information as soon as I push the button on my computer.  They are tracking many school districts and a few times have reported information different than what we have decided.   Please use one of the above sources if you receive contradictory information.

Further explanation is available from Dr. Carey's complete letter below.

       Winter Weather Communications Printable Flyer

First page of the PDF file: WinterWeatherCommunicationsFlyer
First page of the PDF file: WinterWeatherCommunicationSpanish

Families and Staff

One Hour Late: Remote and hybrid learners will begin one hour late. No morning ECEAP or Developmental Preschool. Full-day ECEAP starts one hour late. Afternoon Developmental Preschool as scheduled. Buses are running on snow routes. No out of district transportation.

Two Hours Late: Remote and hybrid learners will begin two hours late. No morning ECEAP or Developmental Preschool. Full-day ECEAP starts two hours late. Afternoon Developmental Preschool as scheduled. Buses are running on snow routes. No out of district transportation.

Families

Canceled on-campus learning: All district buildings are closed for student use. No Internet cafes, no small group learning. No meals will be provided. If schools are closed, all activities held in the buildings that day are automatically cancelled. This will be a remote learning day for all students.

Staff

Canceled on-campus learning:  All district buildings are closed for student use. No Internet cafes, no small group learning. No meals will be provided. If schools are closed, all activities held in the buildings that day are automatically cancelled. This will be a remote learning day for all students. Staff, please work with your building administrator if your commute will not allow for you to safely make it to campus.