Sometimes during the school year, we face the possibility of inclement weather resulting in school closure or schedule changes. Typically, families will be notified of emergency schedule changes by an automated phone call, email and/or text. We will announce closures and delays as early as possible but not later than 5:30 a.m. Occasionally circumstances change quickly and late announcements are unavoidable. The following information is for reference in the event that the schools are closed or buses operate on an emergency schedule:
School Closure: All schools will be closed all day and any activities planned for the day or evening will be announced by 12pm on the district website.
Emergency Schedule: Indicates that schools will start on a delayed schedule. Parents are reminded that although the buses will start the runs later, if we are on an emergency schedule, the buses may be slightly later near the end of the run. We request that parents make allowances for this.
Limited Transportation: Limited transportation will prevail if some roads become inaccessible or if the county announces road closures. If we alter a route, we will send an automated message. School will be in session unless otherwise announced by the Superintendent’s Office.
Stay informed about Emergency Closures & Delays by
Signing up for FLASH ALERT to receive an email notification.
Updating your Family Access email and home & cell numbers
Opting In for Text Messaging (Text YES to 67587)
Following Yelm Community Schools social media platforms
Visiting the district website for detailed information and updates
Tuning in to other media outlets
It is requested that parents/guardians do not call the media stations for closure information.
If you need assistance accessing these forms, please contact the Transportation Department at 360.458.3300
Safe Walking Zones
School districts are required by Washington State regulations to have suggested walk route plans for every elementary school where children walk to school. The plan must cover a one-mile walking distance from the school and the suggested route to school. The map must be distributed to all elementary school students and their parents. The WSDOT School Walk Route Plans in Washington publishes approved Washington State school walk route maps. Below are the maps for Yelm Community Schools.