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Inclement weather info for families

If inclement weather conditions occur during the evening, the district office will decide whether to:

  • Hold school (regular hours)
  • Hold school (delayed start) - All schools will start two hours late
  • Close school
  • Learn more at

In the event that our schools are closed or are starting late:

  • Automated phone calls and emails are sent to all district families through the School Messenger system (the system is automatically populated with the primary phone numbers and email addresses available in the Skyward/Family Access system).
  • A notice is posted on the district Facebook page at
  • A notice is placed on the district website at
  • Local television and radio stations are notified.
  • Emails are sent through our listserv newsletter subscription system.
  • A notice is sent to the statewide public emergency notification system -

Because we know many are getting ready for school or leaving early, we try to get these notifications out to our school community between 5:15-5:45 a.m. If we are fully certain of the situation the evening in advance, we will let our families know at that time. If Snohomish is not mentioned during the newscasts, through School Messenger or on our website, you will know our schools are open and buses are operating on or near the normal schedule.

If there is a two-hour delayed start, the following will apply:

  • All regular full-day classes will be held (beginning two hours later than normal).
  • No a.m. and/or p.m. half-day special education preschool, or ECEAP.
  • AIM High School’s morning session will be held from 10 a.m. to noon and the afternoon session from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • No morning elementary band.
  • No zero-hour classes.
  • No morning Sno-Isle Technical Skills Center.
  • No out-of-district transportation.
  • Buses may be on normal routes or limited transportation routes (the decision will remain in effect for the entire day).
  • Note: If there is inclement weather on any Friday and a two-hour delayed start is decided, please note the following:
    • Schools will start two hours after usual starting times.
    • Schools will dismiss at their regular (Monday through Thursday) dismissal times and not the regular Friday two-hour early release times.

Please note: If school has been closed for the day, there will be no district busing or transportation available. All outside facility use, evening meetings or functions scheduled to take place in district facilities will be cancelled. A decision will be made by noon on the impacted day regarding the possibility of afternoon district- and school-sponsored activities and practices.

If school is in session and the weather worsens during the day, the district office will make the decision whether or not to close school and will notify the schools. This will occur only if there is an emergency, such as a localized disaster or widespread extreme weather conditions. If a school closure occurs in the middle of the day, secondary schools will dismiss students so that most will arrive home before elementary students. Elementary students will be dismissed at the regular time. Parents/guardians need to have an alternate plan for their child(ren). Make certain they know what they are to do and/or where they should go if parents cannot get home due to weather conditions.

Limited transportation information:
When weather conditions dictate that certain roads are not safely passable, the district will announce it is providing limited transportation (snow) routes. Click here for the listing of limited transportation routes and schedules.  Each school office has a list of the roads/areas that our buses will not travel on when limited transportation is in effect.

  • The times and locations on the limited transportation (snow) pdfs reflect normal pick-up times - please add two hours if there is a two-hour school delay.
  • If routes operate on limited transportation (snow), those routes will be in effect for both the morning and afternoon, even if roads have been cleared during the day.
  • There may be a situation in which there is no two-hour delay and buses are operating on limited transportation routes. In these cases, schools will start at normal times.

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