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School Closures due to Inclement Weather

At times, school operating hours or school bus transportation services may be adjusted or canceled due to bad weather. If inclement weather—like snow or ice—makes a school schedule change necessary (either 2-hour late opening or closure), the decision will be made by the Superintendent and communicated to families and staff by 5 a.m.:

  • Call/email/text to all families. Please ensure your school has your updated contact information (phone/email can be updated via Skyward Family Access).
  • Renton School District website and all school websites
  • The district's Facebook page
  • The district’s Twitter page
  • The district's Instagram page
  • Local media outlets (TV, radio)
Weather closures do not mean a automatic return to in-home learning

Renton School District will not automatically return to in-home learning if we must close a school or the district due to inclement weather. If weather and wind cause a school closure, its likely many homes are also without power and internet accessibility. We will make determinations on school closures and in-home learning based on  specific weather and power availability.

Find your limited transportation route

When bad weather or other conditions dictate that Renton Schools are open two-hours late, sometimes it may be necessary to also limit where our school buses can travel and the number of stops along a school bus route. When weather conditions dictate that certain roads are not safely passable, the district will announce it is operating on Limited Transportation Routes which will be in effect for both the morning and afternoon routes, even if roads have cleared during the day.

Below are the changes that will occur to the Renton School District's bus routes if "Limited Bus Transportation" is put into effect. The list gives the location of alternative stops by affected areas. Some stops will remain the same. To find your student’s limited transportation bus routes/schedules, simply click on your school’s name to expand the related documentation. Click again to minimize the listing.