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School Closing & Delay Information

Last Updated: 10/15/2021 3:10 PM

school closing, delays, and earyl dismallsSchool officials make decisions about school closing based on weather information, directly checking road conditions, communication with street departments, police agencies, and neighboring school districts. A School Closing or Delay will be announced as early as possible, but it is not always feasible to predict if a closing or delay is needed the night before. The following is a list of the emergency options used by Washington Community Schools. Please discuss these with your children and plan what to do in each instance. 



One Hour Delay: 

-All Washington Community Schools will have a one- hour delay in starting school. 

-If conditions worsen during a delay, schools may close. 

-Buses will run one hour later than normal.

-Washington JH and Washington HS will begin at 9:05 am.

-All Elementary Schools will begin at 9:00 am. 


 Two Hour Delay:

       -All Washington Community Schools will have a two-hour delay in starting school. 

      - If conditions worsen during a delay, schools may close. 

      - Buses will run approximately two hours later than usual.

      - Washington JH and Washington HS will begin at 10:05 am.

      - All Elementary Schools will begin at 10:00 am.



       All Washington Community Schools will be closed.


Closed-  eLearning Day:

      All school buildings will be closed. Students will complete assignments at home online. For more information, please see the eLearning page of our website. 




Announcing Closings and Delays


School Messenger: We will send out automated phone calls, emails, and/or text messages to all parents and staff. Please update your contact information in Skyward and at your child's school.
Local Media:      We will contact local media, such as the Washington Times-Herald, WAMW, WTHITV, WTWO
Website:               Please visit the Washington community Schools website at www.washingtoncommunityschools.org for the latest information.
Social Media:    Like and Follow our Facebook page, Twitter account, and Instagram to receive the latest updates. 
Push Notifications: Download the Washington Community Schools App in the Google Play or App Store by selecting the WashCommSchools Hatchets app to receive push notifications on your phone.