Emergency Information


Limited transportation routes are put into effect when road conditions in certain areas are judged hazardous for safe bus travel.  Students will need to walk to the modified route/bus stops which can be accessed using the inclement weather routes link below.  When we are operating on “LIMITED TRANSPORTATION" the modified routes/bus stops are in effect.


***IMPORTANT NOTE*** To eliminate confusion, students will be dropped off at the same places where they were picked up in the morning. This will be done even if the weather conditions have improved during the day.  Inclement Weather Routes 


Communication Links

Flash Alert
This site provides a report of school schedule changes due to adverse weather conditions and other emergency situations for member school districts, colleges, and private schools.

Pierce County Dept. of Emergency Management
Flood Season is upon us and it's a great time to 
prepare ourselves and our families for all types of 
emergencies and disasters. 

NOAA's National Weather Service

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's 
local forecast by city, and state.

NOAA's Northwest River Forecast Center
Get updated on the flood forecast for local rivers 
and streams.
Emergency Announcements
The winter months occasionally bring weather conditions that require school schedule delays or closures. Each family should have a plan covering what to do when children arrive home early due to an emergency situation. 
Announcements will be in the following form:
SCHOOLS CLOSED: All schools will be closed all day. All meetings, field trips, after-school activities, etc. are canceled and may be rescheduled for a future date.

SCHOOLS OPEN - TWO HOURS LATE: Bus schedules and school will begin two hours late. (Late start on Mondays will be two hours late as counted from the regular Tuesday-Friday schedule start time) Students will be dismissed at the regular time unless announced. Listen to your radio for further announcements. When schools are two hours late, AM Preschool, AM Early Kindergarten, and ECEAP classes are canceled. Full-day Kindergarten is in session as are all PM half-day sessions. The start time for Kids Klub will be two hours late.  

LIMITED TRANSPORTATION: Bus service is limited due to road restrictions or weather conditions.  For the safety of all, if students are picked up at a different stop for limited transportation, they will also be dropped off at that same stop.

NO OUT OF DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION: There will be no transportation to any programs outside our district for any students.

NO ACTIVITY RUNS: There will be no transportation for after-school activities
EVENING ACTIVITIES CANCELLED: All scheduled activities at District schools and buildings are canceled and may be rescheduled for a future date.