Emergency Notification/Inclement Weather

  • SCHOOL CLOSURE or LATE START (90 min. late)

    EMERGENCY INFORMATION / NOTIFICATION

    When decisions are made by the Renton School District Superintendent to delay or cancel school due to bad weather or other emergencies, the district works quickly to ensure the safety of all students and staff and to communicate changes to school schedules.

    All parents and employees should expect to receive a call from the district’s School Messenger system by 6:00 AM to the family’s “primary” phone number in Skyward regarding the decision to delay or close schools. Information is also provided on most local radio and TV stations and posted at the top of the front page of the district’s website www.rentonschools.us. Please continue to monitor local media as it may be necessary for the district to make additional announcements due to changing weather conditions.

    During an emergency that requires school closure or delays, please refer to the phone call or local media for changes to school schedules. Please do not call the school, the transportation department or district offices, as office phones likely will be used to continue to provide emergency updates directly to parents.

    Parents and employees should ensure the school and district has their most current contact information and phone number.

    WHEN INCLEMENT WEATHER CAUSES A LATE START, ALL SCHOOLS WILL START 90 MINUTES LATE

    When school opening is delayed due to inclement weather, all schools will open 90 minutes (1-1/2 hours) late and follow the same schedule as a delayed-start Friday. All staff need to arrive at their regularly scheduled work time. REA instructional staff are to make every effort to arrive on time but no later than one-half hour prior to the adjusted student start time. If the late opening happens on a delayed-start Friday, school will start as scheduled for delayed-start Fridays.

    Buses will run on “LIMITED TRANSPORTATION” routes, which can be viewed online at www.rentonschools.us/Departments/Transportation/EmergencyInformation.

    When school opening is delayed, out-of-district programs are cancelled as well as Career & Life Skills off-campus programs such as Valley Medical Center, Adult Transition Programs, etc.

    WHEN INCLEMENT WEATHER CAUSES SCHOOL CLOSURES

    When schools are closed for the day, all school, after-school and community activities held in school buildings will be cancelled, including all scheduled home and away athletic events. When bad weather causes schools to close, only 260-day administrators and 260-day classified staff members will report to work.