Question: How will severe weather impact my school?
Answer: If severe weather strikes our region the following decisions are possible:
• Every school in the Phoenix-Talent School District is closed. Essential safety personnel may be asked to work if it's safe to do so.
• Two-hour delayed start – school begins two hours after the regularly scheduled start time (Phoenix High would begin at 10:30 am, Talent Middle School at 10:40 am and all elementary schools at 9:50 am).
Question: How do you decide if the school day needs to be canceled, delayed, or shortened?
Answer: We always put student safety first, using all available data, including working closely with the National Weather Service to make the best decision possible.
Question: How will you notify the community of changes due to weather?
Answer: Once a decision is made to cancel or delay school (usually by 5:45 am), we will complete the following:
6 am: Post to district website, media, social media, emails to staff and families; automated phone call and text to families.
Question: How is interdistrict transportation handled when one district declares a snow day but the other does not?
Answer: The Phoenix-Talent School District will not expect transportation from a district that declares a snow day. For instance, if the Phoenix-Talent School District determines that the roads are clear enough for school to begin at its regularly scheduled time but the Eagle Point School District declares a snow day, those students whose transportation to a Phoenix-Talent school depend upon an Eagle Point SD bus will not be required to attend in-person.