Student safety is a priority for the Central Point School District. When inclement weather strikes, our First Student manager, Gemma Trompeter, and I are in nearly constant communication. She is out on the roads by 4:00 am to determine bus transportation safety. I am also in communication with the National Weather Service officials and other valley superintendents to share information about road conditions and weather forecasts. Ultimately, we determine whether or not it is safe to transport students to and from our schools. We strive to make these decisions by 5:30 a.m.
In some cases, schools remain open, but buses operate on “snow routes” (click here to see snow routes). In other cases, conditions seem great in town, but are poor enough in rural areas to warrant a delay or closure.
In the event that inclement weather strikes and schools are delayed or closed, this is the communication protocol:
- District 6 staff will be notified immediately via email. · The District 6 website and the D6 FaceBook page will be updated within 15 minutes of staff notification.
- A District-Wide ParentSquare message will be sent.
- All local media (television and radio) will be notified.
First Student has already prepared for winter driving conditions by training all drivers in safe driving procedures for rain, snow, fog and icy road conditions. Higher elevation routes have buses with automatic drop chains.
Should you have questions or concerns about our inclement weather procedures, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 541.494.6201 (office).