School Closures

School schedules may be canceled or altered for the following scenarios: 

Adverse Weather: schools will either be delayed by 2 hours, or canceled; day will need to be made up. 
Internet/ Power Outage: no school or remote learning; day will need to be made up 


ADVERSE WEATHER DURING REMOTE LEARNING: 

In case of inclement weather, the district either implement a two-hour delay, or cancel entirely. Buses may also use adverse routes if necessary. 

The district’s transportation supervisor and superintendent decide in the early morning hours whether staff can safely reach school in case of snow or ice.

We notify families and staff by 5:30 a.m.
if adverse weather conditions will impact school services. 


INTERNET/ POWER OUTAGE 
If there is sustained, wide-spread internet and/or power outages, the district will cancel school and remote learning for the day. The day will need to be made up at a later time. 


STUDENTS, STAFF AND FAMILIES ARE NOTIFIED IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS
 

  • Flash Alert http://www.flashalert.net/: Families and staff are encouraged to sign up for Flash Alert for the most timely notifications. Local media outlets use this information.
  • District website, Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • Emails sent to families, staff and AHS and Cap Sante students.
  • Text messages sent to families, staff and students who have opted in (Text Y to 67587 to opt in if you haven’t already done so). 
  • 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.


OTHER CLOSURES
In the event that schools are delayed or cancelled for other reasons (e.g. power outage), we attempt to notify families, staff and students as soon as possible. 
Students, staff and families are notified in the same ways as for weather-related closures, and we alert families and staff via phone. 

EMERGENCY DISMISSAL

In the event of unusual circumstances, it may be necessary to dismiss school early. Parents and students should formulate emergency plans in the event school closes early and there is no adult at home.
Parents will want to make sure their child knows what to do and where to go in advance, since it may not be possible to alert parents ahead of time. In the case of primary age children, every attempt will be made to contact the parents or the alternate contact (listed on the Emergency Information Card) before children are sent home.
Please note that schools will not send elementary students home without contacting a responsible adult.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
Each Anacortes School District building has an emergency preparedness (crisis management) plan. Contact the building principal for information about the site’s specific plan.

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