The purpose of the Riverview School District Emergency Operations Plan is to identify and respond to emergencies that may occur on school grounds while children are present. The plan outlines an approach to emergency management operations in the event of a high impact incident that requires immediate action when traditional resources are en route, limited or nonexistent.
The Emergency Operations Plan is an associated document, which details specific procedures and guidelines for responding to an emergency.
WEATHER RELATED SCHEDULE CHANGES
PLEASE NOTE THAT RIVERVIEW SCHOOLS ARE ASSUMED TO BE IN SESSION, UNLESS A MESSAGE IS BROADCAST VIA TEXT, RADIO, TELEVISION, DISTRICT WEBSITE, AND/OR SOCIAL MEDIA
Situations involving snow, ice, power outages, windstorms, air quality, and floods are continually assessed and may make it necessary to temporarily alter the operation of school schedules 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, or an early dismissal time.
If it becomes necessary to dismiss students early because of inclement weather conditions, poor air quality, or a widespread utility outage during the school day, notice of school changes will be distributed to radio and television stations, ParentSquare, the District’s website, and social media outlets (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, and X (formerly known as Twitter)).
If a school is closed, all after school activities are presumed to be cancelled, unless otherwise notified.
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS MESSAGING
Messages will be broadcast via Seattle-area radio and television stations, available through ParentSquare notifications, the Riverview School District website, and Riverview’s social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, and X.
Riverview School District
@riverview407 | instagram.com/riverview407
Air Quality in Riverview School District
KNWN (Northwest News Radio), 1000
KNWN (Northwest News Radio), 97.7
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 a sudden change in operations.
The Riverview School District utilizes the ParentSquare communication tool for all district and school-specific communications with parents, guardians, and staff.
ParentSquare does not require parents/guardians or staff to “opt-in” to receive notifications. By using the email address(es) and phone number(s) you provide to the district, ParentSquare automatically generates an account for each active family and staff member. To access ParentSquare through a desktop computer or PC, you can register an account by visiting https://www.parentsquare.com/signin.
To download the free ParentSquare app, visit the App Store (iOS) or Google Play store (Android) today.
To learn more about ParentSquare, visit our ParentSquare information page.
You can also sign up for automatic emails from FlashAlert.net. These emails are tied directly to the school closure and late start media broadcast system.
E-MAILS VIA DISTRICT NEWS
E-mail notifications, outside of those received through ParentSquare notifications, can be received through the district website, and each school website, by subscribing to "District News." When a new post is made by a school you are subscribed to, an e-mail is sent notifying you on that information.
Note: Not all emergency communications are broadcast through "District News" postings on out websites. Individuals are encouraged to follow district social media if they are not currently connected to Riverview as a parent, guardian, or staff member.
If, at any time, you cannot determine what the district’s operations plans are, call the Transportation Information Hotline at (425) 844-4542.
Messages provided by the district will be brief in nature when shared with the public. Examples include:
All schools in the district are closed for the day. All meetings, field trips and after school activities will also be cancelled. No out-of-district transportation will be provided. No Extended Day services will be provided.
“SCHOOL IS (ONE OR) TWO HOURS LATE, LIMITED BUS TRANSPORTATION”
Schools will be either one- or two-hours late start. Students will be dismissed at regular time, unless announced otherwise. Parents should reference media outlets identified above for further announcements. Buses will operate on Limited Bus Transportation Routes, if announced.
For two-hour late starts, Encompass and Preschool programs will be cancelled. There will be no breakfast served to students on these days. Morning Extended Day services will not be provided.
For one-hour late starts, Encompass and Preschool programs will start one hour late, except on Early Release Fridays when there will be no classes for these specific programs. Breakfast will be served to students on these days. Morning Extended Day services will not be provided.
“NO OUT-OF-DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION”
Schools are operating, but no school district transportation vehicles (buses, vans, cars) will operate outside of school boundaries in the A.M. This will include special education, field trips, after school activities, sports, events, concerts, performances, etc. The district will evaluate road conditions throughout the day and any P.M. transportation will be approved by the Superintendent or appropriate designee.
DELAYS INVOLVING “LIMITED BUS TRANSPORTATION”
Limited Bus Transportation Routes (a/k/a Snow Routes) will be implemented in the case of snowfall and/or other emergency occurrences which make it unsafe for buses to pick up students at all regularly identified bus stops. “Snow Routes” will be communicated through collaborative messaging from the Transportation Department, Communications Office, and district office administration.
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.
If you have any questions during regular business hours, please contact the Riverview School District’s District Office - the Educational Service Center - at (425) 844-4500.
Updated: September 18, 2023