Flash Alert - Public School's Emergency Communications System
On occasion, the district's schools may run late or be closed altogether. Generally, this is weather or power related. If the roads are not safe (icy), we may delay the start of school for an hour or two to allow time for driving conditions to improve. Likewise, if the power is out, school may be delayed or closed.The Public Schools Emergency Communications System - or Flash Alert, which serves most school districts in Western Washington, provides communications services for school districts. The Flash Alert 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. PSECS also provides this information to the local media so they can keep their information and reports current.
While the information on the PSECS system is generally accurate and current, what the news media reports is sometimes a more limited version of what we post on PSECS. To make sure you get accurate and current information, people are encouraged to go to the Flash Alert site directly, go to the district web site or simply call one of the schools. Any schedule changes will be on the school voicemail recordings.Unless otherwise noted, schools are operating on normal schedules. To see if there is closure or delay information for our district, follow the above link.