Each winter, we have some days when the weather affects safe travel. When road conditions are a concern, school district staff gathers information from a variety of sources to decide if it is safe to transport our students to school. OUR FIRST CONCERN IS THE SAFETY OF STUDENTS AND STAFF. Our school buses are well-equipped for winter roads and our drivers are trained to drive in all kinds of weather. We know that it is safer for students to ride on a school bus than to drive themselves to school.
Parents should check the safety of their bus stop when weather is bad to be sure that students will be safe going to and from the bus stop.
The Hood River County School District uses an automated phone and email notification system, called School Messenger, for communicating important messages such as emergencies, school closures, school delays, and early dismissals. There is no need to do a separate registration process. School Messenger uses the same phone number and email you provided to your school on the student registration form. Please contact your school if your phone or email changes so we have current contact information.
HRCSD will also update the district website with important messages such as emergencies, school closures, school delays, and early dismissals.
On inclement weather days you can also call the District Office or any school phone number and press 2 on the menu to get the latest update on school closures, school delays, and early dismissals.
Our primary notification system will be School Messenger. You can also download the HRCSD Mobile Communication App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to your SmartPhone. This App can be used to view announcements and receive notifications from the School District to your SmartPhone. The District is no longer using FlashAlert.
Delayed Start or School Closure Information