You can visit the Emergency Message website directly here: https://flashalert.net/news.html?id=146
In the event of bad weather, district officials will make the decision by 5:15 a.m. that day to close all or selected schools or to delay the start of school.
First information is sent to the Emergency Messages website linked to below, then specific news media listed below are notified of the closures and delays. If no announcement is made it’s safe to assume that the district is operating as usual.
If schools are closed or start times delayed, all students and staff will get a recorded message to the phone number on record with the district. This message will tell you about school cancellation, delay to start times, or district closure. Calls begin going out at 6 a.m. Make sure your contact information is up to date. Families who need to update their phone number should contact their school. Using a district computer, staff should go on the Employee Self Services website (Intranet only) and update their information.
http://flashalert.net/news.html?id=146 (also embedded at the top of this page)
Each school has an emergency plan in case of early dismissal due to inclement weather. Contact your child’s school for more information regarding their emergency plan.
Streets covered in snow in front of Candalaria Elementary – photo by Principal Gertenrich
Administration Policy HUM-A002: Reporting During Inclement Weather and Other Emergencies
As a member of Salem-Keizer staff, if you are unsure if you should report to work during inclement weather or other emergency, please refer to this PDF, HUM-A002.
When school is delayed district-wide due to inclement weather, licensed staff’s reporting time is delayed by the same amount of time as it is for the students. For example if the start of the school day is delayed by 2 hours, then licensed staff reporting time is delayed 2 hours from their normal reporting time.
Classified staff reporting time is also delayed by the same amount of time as the students, except for the following: 12-month employees and those who are designated as essential staff (i.e., office managers, custodial, and maintenance, and transportation – mechanics and support staff) are to begin at their normal start time or as soon as it is safe.
Procedures for canceling or delaying schools [district login required]