Inclement Weather Notification

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

In preparation for the winter months ahead and the potential for a weather event to impact the school day, there are many factors taken into consideration when deciding whether to close schools for the day. This decision considers road conditions, walking routes to schools and the day’s forecast.  Families should take their own situation into account when deciding whether their child should attend school or not.  It is always our goal to keep schools open and on-time, but safety comes first. 

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.)

Two Hour Delay Information:

A two-hour delay will mean that your bus will be at each stop two hours later.

NOTE: Whenever there is a two hour delay on late start Wednesdays, Lincoln High School follows the Wednesday late start schedule - School starts at 10 a.m. Port Angeles High School/Stevens buses will run on a regular-day schedule, just two hours late, if a two hour delay is called on late start Wednesdays.

After-school programs, extra-curricular activities and special events are on hold status until a determination is made by the Superintendent and Athletic Director. There will be no preschool programs.

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

Early 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.

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 school district website atwww.portangelesschools.org.

When School Closure Decisions Are Made:

Depending on weather conditions, decisions to close school and transition to a distance learning day are usually made by 5:00 a.m. and generally out to the news media by 5:30 a.m.


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, Bluffs Area, Lake Dawn area, Deer Park and O’Brien Roads). These limited areas could also be affected for the return routes after school. Stay tuned to Radio KONP 1450 AM or TV 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 below, read the description for alternate stops and times.

Deer Park South of Twin Firs: Rt. #2 Roosevelt will be picked up at Deer Park and Twin Firs at 7:06 a.m.

O’Brien Road South of John Jacobs: Rt. 2 Roosevelt will pick up at O’Brien Rd & John Jacobs at 7:17 a.m.

South Bagley Rd. south of Hwy. 101: Rt. #5 Roosevelt - will pick up at Hwy.101 and South Bagley at 6:48 a.m.

Mt. Pleasant Road South of Draper Road: Rt. #4 Roosevelt will turn around at Draper Road and Mt. Pleasant Road at 7:13 a.m.

Baker Farm Rd and Monroe Rd.: Rt. #4 Roosevelt- will pick up at Monroe and Draper Rd. at 7:17 a.m. 

Golf Course Road South of Lindberg: Rt. #5 Roosevelt will be picked up at Golf Course and Lindberg at 7:25 a.m.

Ennis Creek Road: Rt. #16 Roosevelt will pick up at Baker and Ennis Creek Road at 7:17 a.m.

Mt. Angeles Road South of Scrivner: Rt. #6 Franklin will turn around at Scrivner Road and Mt. Angeles Road at 7:00 a.m.

Lake Dawn and Hurricane Ridge Road:  Rt. #6 Franklin will pick up at Mt. Angeles Road and Campbell Avenue at 6:53 a.m.

Old Mill Road South of Rhodes Road:
 Rt. #6 Franklin will turn around at Old Mill and Rhodes Road at 7:18 a.m.

Black Diamond Road South of 702 Black Diamond Road: Rt. #9 Dry Creek will pick up at Black Diamond and South End of Old Black Diamond Road at 6:58 a.m.

Eden Valley Road: Rt. #11 Dry Creek will pick up at Eden Valley and Hwy 112 at 6:45.

Dan Kelley Rd: Rt. #11 Dry Creek will pick up at Dan Kelley and Hwy 112 at 6:55.

Herrick Road: Rt. #12 Dry Creek will pick up at Herrick Road and Hwy.101 at 6:50 a.m.

Bluffs Area: Rt. #1 Roosevelt - No Montrose Place; will pick up at Juan de Fuca Way & Bluffs @ 6:59 a.m.