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School Closing & Delay Information

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 9:00 am.
  • All Elementary Schools will begin at 9:05 am. 
  • If a delay occurs on an Wednesday, there will be no early release.

 

 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 10:00 am.
  • All Elementary Schools will begin at 10:05 am.
  • If a delay occurs on an Wednesday, there will be no early release.

 

Closed:

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 School Closings & Delays