School Closure & Delay Start Procedures
When it looks as if a weather related delay or closure is needed, district staff will consider several key factors when making the decision, some factors include forecasted weather, assurance that busses can transport students safely, as well as the level of safety of having students/staff using facilities on each school campus . The safety of students and staff is our main priority. In the event that a school closure is called, all away and home scheduled athletic events will be canceled. In the event of a 2 hour delay, you should check with your student's coach or school to see if the event has been canceled.
Ashland School District uses SchoolReach to notify parents of a school closure or delay. When it has been determined that a school closure or delay is necessary, you will receive a phone call or text message, to the number you provided when registering your student for school.
It is the district's intent to notify parents for the need of a school closure or delay with enough time for families to plan. When possible, the district will make a decision the night before, between 6PM and 7PM. If there is not enough information available to make the decision the night before, the district will wait until morning to make the decision, between 6AM and 6:30AM.
All school closure or delay information will be posted on the School District Website; ashland.k12.or.us. Alert information will be visible on a banner at the top of every district webpage. Information will also be broadcast on TV on CH. 5, 10, and 12. If a delay is necessary, all schools will start 2 hours from their normal start time, regardless of day of the week. Please DO NOT call your child's school to inquire if there is a closure or delay. Use one of the resources listed above to get that information.
If we have a 2-hour delayed start, please do not send your students here before 9:50a.m., as we have NO Supervision available. Teachers and staff are also on a 2-hour delay. Breakfast will not be served on delayed start days, so please feed your student before they come to school. If you feel it is unsafe to bring your student to school, please don’t hesitate to keep them home. Safety should come first.
Please call the school and let us know that you will be keeping your student home so we know they are safe.
SEVERE WEATHER BUS ROUTES
In the event of severe weather, alternate bus routes may be required. If alternate routes are required, they will be posted on the district transportation homepage. To view that page, CLICK HERE.