As we begin to see cooler temperature throughout our community, it’s important to know how SKPS will communicate with you if there’s a school closure or delay. 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.

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. The message will tell you about school cancellation, delay to start times or district closure. Make sure your contact information is up to date. Families who need to update their phone number should contact your school.

You can also visit our website at salemkeizer.org and click on the Emergency Closures & Delays tab at the top of the page. In addition, a message will be posted on the district’s Facebook and Twitter accounts as soon as a decision is made to cancel school, delay school, or close the district.

If inclement weather is predicted, but there is no change to school schedules, that confirmation will be posted on social media channels; however, an automated phone call likely will not be made. For more details, see the Emergency Closures & Delays webpage.