Inclement Weather Closure / Delay

  • If there is snow on the ground in the morning, or the roads seem dangerously icy, school may start 2 hours late or be canceled. Those decisions will be made and available to the public by 6:00 a.m.
    If no announcements are made, then our schools are operating normally. 
    The information can be found:
    Please remember that road conditions vary in different parts of Thurston County, and that neighboring school districts make their own decisions about whether to run their schools late or cancel school.

    Local News & Radio Stations 

    Radio Television

    Ice & Snow Route Information

    If road conditions make transportation difficult for buses, limited snow routes will be activated. See current planned Snow Routes.
    Once snow routes are activated, they will remain in effect the entire school day. If we run on snow routes in the AM, we will also run on snow routes in the PM regardless of the conditions.
    Any changes from this will be posted on the 24-Hour Information Line, local radio, and local/Seattle area television stations.

    What is a two-hour delay?

    • School starts two hours later than the normal start time and dismisses at the normal time. For example, high school would start at 9:30, middle school would start at 11:20, and elementary would start at 10:10, 10:15, 10:25, 10:40 or 10:50.
    • When there is a 2-hour delay, there will be no transportation for New Market Skills Center, no transportation for Preschool (and no Preschool classes) and no out of district transportation.
    • If we have to run 2 hours late on an early release day, all school schedules revert to normal school-day schedules.
    • When school is canceled, most after-school activities, such as athletics, are canceled as well. This decision is determined by district administration. If you have questions about an after school activity being canceled please feel free to contact Transportation or your school's main office.
Last Modified on February 3, 2017