• Communication During Inclement Weather   

    The Farmer's Almanac forecast for Hood River is calling for winter temperatures and precipitation to be slightly below normal, on average. Snowfall will be near normal, with the snowiest periods in early and late December, late January, and late February. This forecast is a prediction and Columbia Gorge area residents know it may only be so accurate. If you have a student(s) in a school(s) within HRCSD, please learn about the ways HRCSD will inform you when weather forces closures and/or delays.

    There are three ways HRCSD sends messages to families about delays, closures, and other weather-related decisions:

    • Phone call: A phone call, in English or Spanish, depending on what you have requested as your preferred language, will be placed to the phone number of each guardian provided during student registration. If you have changed your phone number recently, please update it with your school office.
    • Email: An email message, in English or Spanish, depending on what you have requested as your preferred language, will be sent to the email address of each guardian provided during student registration. If you have changed your email address recently, please update it with your school office.
    • Text message: A text message, in English or Spanish, depending on what you have requested as your preferred language, will be sent to the text number of each guardian provided during student registration.
    • HRCSD Mobile App:  An automated message, in English and Spanish, will be sent as a notification to the HRCSD Mobile App if you have the app installed it on your Apple or Android phone.

    HRCSD also posts updates online:

    • Twitter: Follow the HRCSD account, @HRCSD2.
    • Facebook: Connect with HRCSD at www.facebook.com/hoodriverschools
    • HRCSD website: Go to www.hoodriver.k12.or.us and look for a yellow bar across the top of the page. At this website, you can find more other detailed and pertinent information such as snow routes for buses. 

    Information may also be found by calling Hood River County School District or neighborhood schools.  Outside of normal business hours, individuals can access the School Status Message Line by calling the district or school number and pressing option 2 to get the latest updates on school status during inclement weather periods.