• SCHOOL DELAYS & CLOSURES
    Guidance for Inclement Weather or Emergency Situations

    The safety of students and staff is a top priority at Valley School District, especially during times of inclement weather. The decision to delay the start of school or close school for the day is made by the Superintendent after consulting with transportation staff, neighboring districts, and weather services.

    Once the decision is made to start late or close school*, the emergency notification system is used to alert parents, staff, and Spokane news station KXLY. Valley School District will communicate using phone calls, text messages, email messages, school Facebook posts and notices on the Valley School District website and Parent App.

    * Procedure 6601P3-School Delays/Closures/Early Releases Due to Weather

    LATE STARTS
    If a 2-hour late start is called the buses will run two (2) hours late and breakfast will not be served.

    School will start at 10:40 a.m. for:

    • ECEAP
    • Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Valley K-8 School (K-8)

    School will start at 10:30 a.m. for:

    • Paideia High School (PHS)

    LATE STARTS ON MONDAYS
    There may be times that an inclement weather delay is called on a regularly scheduled Monday Late Start day. On those days, buses will run one (1) hour late and breakfast will not be served.

    School will start at 10:40 a.m. for:

    • ECEAP
    • Transitional Kindergarten (TK)
    • Valley K-8 School (K-8)

    School will start at 10:30 a.m. for:

    • Paideia High School (PHS)

    SCHOOL CLOSURE
    If a School Closure is called, all schools will be closed for the day.

    In all late start or closure scenarios, the VELC Director will notify families whether childcare services are open, open late, or closed for the day.

    LOOK FOR MORE INFORMATION
    If you are uncertain about a late start or school closure, be sure to check:

    • Valley School District website homepage at www.valleysd.org
    • Phone messages (or missed call) from the District Office at (509) 937-2791
    • Spokane News Station: KXLY Channel 4
    • Schools’ Facebook

    Or you may call your child’s school office:

    • VELC: (509) 937-2630
    • Valley K-8: (509) 937-2413
    • Paideia High School: (509) 937-2655