School 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
||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.
||We will contact local media, such as the Washington Times-Herald, WAMW, WTHITV, WTWO
||Please visit the Washington community Schools website at www.washingtoncommunityschools.org for the latest information.
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||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.