Riverview - Weather Related Schedule Changes
School Closure, Late Start, Early Dismissal
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EMERGENCY SCHEDULE HOTLINE: (425) 844-4542
PLEASE NOTE THAT RIVERVIEW SCHOOLS ARE ASSUMED TO BE IN SESSION, UNLESS A MESSAGE IS BROADCAST VIA RADIO, TELEVISION, DISTRICT WEBSITE, AND/OR SOCIAL MEDIA.
Situations involving snow, ice, power outages, windstorms, and floods are continually assessed and may make it necessary to temporarily alter the operation of schools and/or school buses in the Riverview School District.
CHANGES IN SCHOOL OPERATIONS
Changes in school operation schedules may be necessary, resulting in the closure of one or more schools for the day, a late start time, and/or an early dismissal time.
If it becomes necessary to dismiss students early because of inclement weather conditions or a widespread utility outage during the school day, notice of school changes will be distributed to radio stations, television stations, SchoolMessenger text alert subscribers, the District’s website, district email (Constant Contact) and social media outlets (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter).
If a school is closed, all after school activities are presumed to be cancelled, unless otherwise notified.
Community groups using school facilities after hours should coordinate their activities with the school principal about having or cancelling their event.
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS MESSAGING
Messages will be broadcast via Seattle-area radio and television stations, through the Riverview School District website, and Riverview’s social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Riverview School District
KUOW (NPR), 94.9
The radio stations listed above broadcast news and information 24 hours a day, while most television stations begin news coverage at 4:30 A.M. Stay tuned during the morning; conditions may require sudden operations changes.
OTHER WAYS WE COMMUNICATE
You can also sign up for automatic emails from FlashAlert.net (formerly called Schoolreport.org). These emails are tied directly to the school closure and late start media broadcast system.
If you are signed up to receive Constant Contact e-mail distributions at your school(s), you may receive further notification updates from your principal.
Additionally, you can subscribe to Constant Contact email distributions from the Riverview School District by visiting our website and selecting, "Join our email list" in the upper right-hand corner.
SCHOOLMESSENGER TEXT ALERTS
SchoolMessenger Text Alerts are available for families, wanting instant notifications of school delays and closures via a text message sent to their mobile phone.
To receive text alerts from the Riverview School District, you must provide a current mobile phone number in our Skyward student information database.
Once your number is entered in Skyward, a text message, asking you to “Opt-In”, will be sent to your mobile phone within 24-48 hours.
Simply reply by texting back the letter “Y”, or the word “Yes”, and you will be subscribed and begin receiving text alerts when available.
If, at any time, you cannot determine what the district’s operations plans are, call the Transportation Schedule Hotline at (425) 844-4542.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOLS, SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICE, OR RADIO AND/OR TELEVISION STATIONS FOR SCHOOL OR BUS OPERATIONS INFORMATION.
The messages will be brief in nature when broadcast to the public. Examples include:
All schools in the district are closed for the day.
“ONE HOUR LATE START - ALL DISTRICT”
All schools in the district will start one hour late, and will dismiss at their regularly scheduled time, unless otherwise announced. Breakfast will be available on these days.
Encompass and Preschool programs will start one hour late, except on Early Release Fridays when there will be no classes for these specific programs and classes.
“TWO HOURS LATE”
All schools in the district will start two hours late.
Encompass and Preschool programs will be cancelled. Elementary Band/Orchestra will start two hours late, unless otherwise communicated by the teacher(s). There will be no breakfast served to students on these days.
“NO OUT OF DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION”
Students will not be transported outside of Riverview School District boundaries to other school districts or facilities for classes.
NOTE REGARDING EXTENDED DAY SERVICES ON CLOSURES OR DELAYS
- If school is opening with a delayed start, morning extended day services will not be provided. Likewise, if school is cancelled for the day, there will be no extended day services provided.
- If Riverview closes school early, students must follow the Emergency Plan on file with the school office. All students must leave the school building and after-school extended day services will not be provided for the safety of the students and staff of the respective school.
SCHOOL BUS OPERATIONS
Bus operations may have to be altered or cancelled. Messages will be provided as follows:
All schools will be closed. All meetings, field trips and after school activities will also be cancelled. No out-of-district transportation will be provided.
“SCHOOLS ONE (OR TWO) HOURS LATE”
Schools will be either one or two hours late. Students will be dismissed at regular time unless announced otherwise. Parents should reference media outlets identified above for further announcements. Announcements will be made if transportation is operating on Limited Bus Routes.
“NO OUT OF DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION”
Schools are operating, but no school district transportation vehicles (buses, vans, cars) will operate outside of school boundaries. This will include special education, field trips, after school activities, sports events, concerts, performances, etc.
“LIMITED BUS TRANSPORTATION ROUTES”
Buses will not travel certain routes in our communities due to safety concerns, and will implement Limited Bus Transportation Routes.
For more information on Limited Bus Transportation routes, click here.
If you have any questions during regular business hours, please contact the Riverview School Districtâ€™s Transportation Department Office at (425) 844-4540.
Updated: January 14, 2020