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Inclement Weather Notification

Port Angeles Transportation Center
Port Angeles School District #121
627 Monroe Road
Port Angeles, WA 98362
(360) 452-9714

On days of inclement weather, there is the possibility of starting school two hours late. By doing so, it makes for much safer travel - it allows the county and state road crews more time to clear roads and provides increased daylight for children walking to and from bus stops and school.

If the weather worsens, there is always the possibility a late start could be changed to a school closure.

If weather becomes inclement after school has started, a decision may be made to close school early. At the elementary level, students will not be released from school until direct contact has been made with an adult authorized on the student’s enrollment form.

It is extremely important for each family to develop an alternate plan if the normal school day is adjusted for safety. Students must understand parents/guardians’ expectations in the event of an emergency schedule change. (Please have a plan in place for your children if a two-hour delay or schedule change is made, especially if you leave before the school bus arrives.)

How to Learn of School Closures
School closure information is broadcast throughout the day on Radio KONP 1450 AM, and on most Seattle area TV Channels 4, 5, 7 and 13. This information is also available on the main page of each school district website (https://portangelesschools.org).
When School Closure or School Delay Decisions Are Made
Depending on weather conditions, decisions to close school or start late are usually made by 5:00 a.m., and generally out to the news media by 5:30 a.m.

Two Hour Delay Information
A two-hour delay will mean that your bus will be at each stop two hours later (7:05 a.m. would become 9:05 a.m.). (NOTE: Whenever there is a two hour late start, Lincoln High School follows the Wednesday late start schedule - school starts at 10 a.m.) If a two-hour delay occurs on a Wednesday, the High School/Stevens/Lincoln High buses will run on a regular-day schedule, just two hours late.

In a late start situation, there will be no preschool programs. After-school programs, extracurricular activities and special events are on hold until a determination is made by the Superintendent and Athletic Director.

SNOW/AND EMERGENCY SCHEDULE 

If buses cannot run regular routes, Snow Schedule and/or a two hour delay will be broadcasted. The limited bus changes will only affect those living in our mountain areas (Upper Mt. Pleasant, Black Diamond, Ennis Creek, Eden Valley, Dan Kelly, Herrick, Benson Road, Deer Park, and O’Brien Roads, Lake Dawn). These limited areas could also be affected for the return routes after school. Stay tuned to Radio KONP 1450 AM during snow days.

Maintaining an accurate bus schedule in inclement weather is difficult. Because of problems with schedules on these days, please have your children dress appropriately for the cold weather to allow them to wait safely and comfortably.

If you catch a bus from any of the roads listed in the links below, read the description for alternate stops and times. If a “two-hour” delay is in affect the pickup times on the “Emergency Schedule for bus stops and time will be two hours later then what is currently on the schedule.

Updated 11/6/18.