Emergency School Closures & Delays

  • Sometimes during the school year we face the possibility of inclement weather and school closure or schedule changes.  Typically, families will be notified of emergency schedule changes by an automated phone call.  When possible, announcements for emergency closures or delays will be made before 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 canceled.
    • 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.  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 notice.
    • Following Yelm Community Schools on Facebook and Twitter
    • Visiting the district website for detailed information and updates
    • Connecting with other media outlets listed below

    It is requested that parents/guardians do not call the media stations for closure information. 

    AM Stations FM Stations TV Stations
    KGTK 920
    KOMO 1000
    KGY 1240
    KITZ 1400 
    KPLU 88.5
    KMPS 94.1
    KXXO 96.1
    KGY 96.9
    KIRO 97.3
    KRWM 106.9
    KOMO 4
    KING 5 / KONG 6 
    KIRO 7
    KCPQ 13