June 28, 2017

FAQ’s and More – Emergency School Closures

EMERGENCY CLOSURES

When it is determined that weather or other conditions may affect normal school operation, beginning at approximately 5:30 am, telephone calls will be made and emails sent. On Wednesday, November 13th, a test message will be sent to ensure our system is running properly.

Radio announcements will begin at about 6 am and be updated every half hour.

Notification of any emergency which could lead to a closure must be directed to the superintendent. He will then decide if the emergency procedure is warranted and should be initiated.

After receiving reports from various sources, the superintendent will make one of the following decisions: continue with a normal school day; impose a two-hour delay (HS would start 
at 3rd period of a normal day, and run on regular schedule from 3rd period on); exercise a complete school closure throughout the district; or, impose a closure involving specific buildings.

http://www.FlashAlert.net is a website (mentioned above) where parents or patrons can self-register to receive our information directly as emails or cell phone text messages. There is no cost to recipients for this service. It has a test function when recipients register to confirm that the messages will get past their spam filters, and an annual opt-in renewal process for each recipient to keep the database current.

Sign up for Flash Alert to receive text messages when there is a school emergency or weather closure.

To do that go to the Corbett School District website: http://www.corbett.k12.or.us

Scroll down towards the bottom of the page to District Resources and click on Flash Alert Portal.

Click on Set Up A New Flash Alert Account.
It is easy after that – just follow the instructions.

About Vanessa Knight

Vanessa Knight has worked for Corbett School District since 2011. She is currently a teacher on special assignment working as a college coach and as the district's communication coordinator. She lives in Corbett with her three sons.