Par-Emergencies

snow.pngA decision regarding the cancellation or delay of school will be made by about 5 AM on the school day. You can get information about the status of school by tuning into most major radio and television stations. Updated school closure information also will be posted on our district's Internet site, on the Public Schools Emergency Communications System website, www.flashalert.net or can be found by calling the district hotline at (360) 629-1240.

There are times that the school district may need to dismiss school early due to unexpected inclement weather conditions.  As a result, it is important that you develop a plan with your child to prepare for early dismissals (emergency planning).

How can I get weather/closure information?

Depending on weather conditions, schools will close for the day, open two hours late with regular bus routes or snow bus routes, early release, or open on time with snow bus routes. Changes to the school schedule are usually announced by 5 a.m. Weather emergencies can sometimes disrupt power and telephone service. The district will use a variety of methods to keep you informed, but please remember to keep a battery-equipped radio as your communications backup:

Each school has a plan for responding to emergencies and for providing information to parents. Please remember that communicating can become very difficult during an emergency. Telephone service may be unavailable for outgoing or incoming calls to your child’s school, for example,

Stanwood-Camano School District continues to take proactive measures to protect the safety of all of our students and staff members. District representatives work closely with both Snohomish and Island County local emergency planning committees and emergency management teams, the groups that plan our community's responses to potential threats.

The school district and all schools have safety and security plans. The plans are designed with the help of local law enforcement, emergency management, and public health officials. These plans include procedures to respond to critical incidents, such as earthquakes or fire, and school system personnel practice these drills regularly.