Well it sure got colder so winter must be upon us. With the change in the weather I thought it would be good to let you know the process we take when announcing a snow day or other weather related closures. After monitoring the weather and road conditions and talking with other local agencies, a decision is made no later than 5:30 a.m. The next step starts the process of running our mass communication program called School Messenger. This program allows me to communicate to all employees and families of our students at the same time. The closure announcement is done through a recorded phone message, email, and text in a matter of minutes. I also send the information to KXLY Ch. 4, KLEW Ch. 3, KQQQ KHTR Radio, Inland Northwest Radio, Lewiston Tribune, Daily News, and post it on our website. The goal is to have everyone notified no later than 6:15 a.m.
As parents you can help by making sure your contact information is up-to-date in our school information system, PowerSchool, which is where we pull the phone numbers and email addresses for notification. You can do this by going into Powerschool from our website and editing your demographic information. You can also call your child’s school to ask them to check the information.