How are these decisions made?
The safety of Corvallis School District students and staff is the primary consideration for any decision regarding closures, cancellations, and delayed starts. Additionally, the suitability of our facilities for occupation is thoughtfully considered as well as the condition of local infrastructure.
In any situation where safety may be compromised, district office leadership work with appropriate district departments and/or regional agencies to make informed decisions regarding risk factors.
How are these decisions communicated?
Information regarding district closures, school cancellations, delayed starts, or early releases is broadcast as early as possible to allow district staff and patrons to make appropriate alterations in their routines.
The Corvallis School District uses the FlashAlert Messenger system to send emergency e-mails or text messages to parents and staff. On November 15, 2012, the district conducted a test of the FlashAlert Messenger system for notifying parents, students, and staff of school emergencies.
FlashAlert has moved away from cell phone text messages—which are subject to delays by the cell phone companies—and has added a free Push Notification (PN) app for Android phones that is now available in Google Play at: https://play.google.com/store. For Apple users the application may be downloaded at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flashalert-messenger/id545458058.
For those who still want to receive those text messages you may re-enter and validate your cell phone number.
To sign up go to http://flashalert.net/signup.html and register under FlashAlert Newswire Signup.
Local media outlets will be notified when a school emergency occurs requiring school closure or early dismissal of students. Please check the Web sites of the newspapers or tune into the radio and TV stations listed below for emergency information and updates, including instructions about where and/or how to locate your child.
TV stations: include: KATU Channel 2, KOIN Channel 6, KGW Channel 8, KEZI Channel 9, KPTV Channel 12, KVAL Channel 13, KMTR Channel 16,AM radio stations: include KUGN 590, KWIP 880 (Hispanic) KSHO 920, KWBY 940 (Hispanic) KRKT 990, KEJO 1240, KLOO 1340, KGAL 1580.
FM radio stations: include KLCC 89.7, KRKT 99.9, KFLY 101.5, KDUK 104.7, KLOO 106.3
Newspapers: Albany Democrat Herald and Corvallis Gazette-Times.
Messages are also sent out through our school listserv. If you currently aren’t receiving listserv messages, please sign up at: http://listserv.csd509j.net/listserv/archives/wa.exe?SUBED1=jpat-announce&A=1
The following link will give you more information about emergencies and snow routes.