Inclement Weather & Emergency Procedures

  • In the event South Lane School District is forced to close or delay opening any of its schools due to weather or other emergency, notifications to parents will be sent via FlashAlert. Click here to check for emergency updates and sign up for FlashAlert. 

    Inclement Weather/Emergency Procedures Flyer

    Emergency Release Information

    • If a two-hour delay is reported, there will be no morning kindergarten.
    • If an elementary school is closed early or evacuated due to an emergency, every attempt will be made to contact families by phone (please make sure your child's school has all available phone numbers to reach you in an emergency). Students will not be allowed to walk home without a responsible adult. Bussed students will not be dropped-off at an empty house, without prior permission.
    • Students will be kept at the safest location possible during any emergency situation and will be cared for by district staff until they are picked-up by their families. Please be prepared to show identification and follow on-site check-out procedures when picking up your child.
    • If a middle or high school is closed early or evacuated due to an emergency, regular dismissal procedures will be used. If the emergency prohibits regular procedures please listen to the radio stations above or refer to FlashAlert to get information on evacuation procedures.
    • If a school is closed early or evacuated for any reason, media sources will be notified and information will be posted at FlashAlert.

    Snow or Inclement Weather Bus Schedules

    Drivers will attempt to run regular routes wherever safe but will have the option to modify their routes as needed with regard to safety and road conditions.

    On snow days, school buses will travel main roads only. Bus drivers have the option to modify their routes more extensively with regard to safety and road conditions. Buses will not travel the roads listed below. Students who live on those roads will need to arrive at the junction of their road and the main road to meet their bus.

    Bennett Creek Overholser Road
    Blue Mountain School Road Perkins Creek
    Booth Kelly Camp Road Raisor Road
    Bryson Sears Rat Creek
    Cedar Creek Repsleger Road
    Garroute Saginaw West
    Gowdyville, above Adams Road Shoestring
    Kenedy Lane Shortridge
    London, past Rouse Road Sweet Lane/Talemena Drive
    Longview Taylor Butte
    Lorane Hwy, past Hazelton Turkey Run
    Lower Brice Creek Road Veatch Road
    Martin Creek Ward's Butte Road
    Meyers Road Wick's Road
    Molitor Ranch Road  

    School Closure Media Sources

    The following radio stations offer regular school closure reports:

    Station Channel Service Area
    KNND 1400 AM Cottage Grove
    KUGN 590 AM Western Oregon
    KPNW 1120 AM Western Oregon
    KLCC 89.7 FM Western Oregon
    KMGE 94.5 FM Western Oregon
    Local television stations are informed, but are not always able to report school closure information up-to-the-minute. The most up-to-date information can always be found at FlashAlert