Emergency Information

The district’s transportation supervisor and superintendent decide in the early morning hours whether students can safely reach school in case of snow or ice.

We attempt to notify families by 5:30 a.m. if schools are closed, delayed or buses are on adverse weather routes. 

If we have to change from a 2-hour delay to a full-day closure, we will notify families and staff of this change by 7:30 a.m. 

Students, staff and families are notified in the following ways:

Flash Alert http://www.flashalert.net/ Families and staff are encouraged to sign up for Flash Alert for the most timely notifications. Local media outlets use this information.
• District website, Facebook and Twitter pages.
• Emails sent to families, staff and AHS students.
• We do not typically call families in the event of adverse weather, to avoid phone calls in the early morning hours.
• Staff are alerted via phone.

In the event that schools are delayed or cancelled for other reasons (e.g. power outage), we attempt to notify families, staff and students as soon as possible. 

Students, staff and families are notified in the same ways as for weather-related closures, and we alert families and staff via phone. 


In the event of unusual circumstances, it may be necessary to dismiss school early. Parents and students should formulate emergency plans in the event school closes early and there is no adult at home.

Parents will want to make sure their child knows what to do and 
where to go in advance, since it may not be possible to alert parents ahead of time. In the case of primary age children, every attempt will be made to contact the parents or the alternate contact (listed on the Emergency Information Card) before children are sent home.

Please note that schools will not send elementary 
students home without contacting a responsible adult.

Each Anacortes School District building has an emergency preparedness (crisis management) plan. Contact the building principal for information about the site’s specific plan.


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