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Here's what families need to know to prepare for the possibility of school delays and closures.

Temperatures have dropped into the twenties and thirties during the nights, which means that inclement weather and related school closures are a looming possibility. Here is the information that families need to know to prepare.

During times of questionable weather, Canby School District works together with Student Transportation of America to make a decision on whether the roads are safe for travel.

HERALD FILE PHOTO - Canby School District has made plans in case of a repeat of last year's winter weather.

In the event of a delay or closure, there are a number of ways that families will be informed.

The first is Flash Alert. This makes information available through television and radio. Families can sign up to receive Flash Alert email notifications here.

In addition to Flash Alert, Superintendent Trip Goodall will also send out email messages to parents and staff listservs. Families who have provided their cell phone numbers will also receive text alerts. Alerts are posted on the district's website, Facebook page and Twitter account.

If days are missed, the district has built in a contingency plan this year.

"Because there was so much uncertainty about how to handle last year's snow days, the district got proactive and built in five potential make-up days on the 2017-18 calendar," said Heather Sparks, the district's communication coordinator. "Currently the last day of school is scheduled for June 15 but, if we need to make up days due to winter weather, the week of June 18 to 22 is on hold for this."

Regardless of what date the last day of school falls on, graduation will definitely be held on June 8.

"This is set in stone so that families can make their plans knowing the date won't change," Sparks said.

In the spring, the district will decide whether to use the reserved make-up days.


Kristen Wohlers
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