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Severe weather procedures



Severe Weather Procedures

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.