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Inclement Weather
Communications





Winter is here and that means the possibility of bad weather and school closures.

In the event of an emergency school closure, the district uses the following methods of communication to relay urgent information to district families and the community.

New this School Year: Auto Dialer Calls
The district will use its auto dialer system to call parents and share with them news of an emergency school closure. Again, please make sure the contact information your school has on file for you is accurate and up to date.

Flash Alert Emergency Notification System
This internet-based service is used to provide weather-related school closure information and important information in the event of an emergency. Parents can sign-up for email alerts and download the Flash Alert app to receive push notifications. To sign up for Flash Alert notifications, visit: http://flashalert.net/news.html?id=66.

District Website
Whenever possible, the district and school websites will be used to communicate school closures and other emergency messages. Check the districtís home page at www.gresham.k12.or.us.

Local Radio and TV Stations
Area media outlets will receive information and updates from the school district regarding emergencies.

School Announcements
Alternative methods of communication, such as emails or letters may be used in the event of individual school situations. Please make sure the contact information your school has on file for you is accurate and up to date.

Snow Routes
Snow route information is available on the district website at this link: http://tinyurl.com/zpwoa3n. You can also go the homepage of the district website (www.gresham.k12.or.us) and look for the Student Transportation link on the left side menu.

As a reminder, when weather conditions worsen, parents and guardians are always encouraged to use their best judgment in deciding whether it is appropriate for a child to attend school. If you choose to keep your student home due to weather it will be considered an excused absence.

Thank you for partnering with us to keep our students and staff safe during this winter season!

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