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Dr. Ellen Perconti

November 2022

Dear Goldendale Families,

Winter Weather 2022-23 School Year

We are fast approaching winter weather. We want to ensure we are as prepared as possible for a weather event that would delay or close school. 

Here’s what you can expect:

If the weather indicates that it is unsafe to transport students to school, Clay West, our transportation director will notify me and based on road conditions and forecast will recommend either a two-hour delay or school closure. This communication typically occurs prior to 6:00 a.m.

Based on this recommendation, a decision to delay or close school for the day will be made. We will use Blackboard messaging to alert families. Please make sure your email and phone number are up to date! We will also post to our webpage, District social media, and regional media sources. If the event occurs after students are in school, we will use these same communication tools to alert you that we need to close early.

On some occasions, we will need to use snow routes. Communication will be made through the same channels as above.

If we go to a 2-hour delay, food service will provide lunch only.  And, if the delay occurs on a Wednesday, we will not have an early release, we will start 2 hours late and end at the regular end of day.

We make each decision keeping student safety as our top priority. Thank you for your continued partnership. 

Ellen S. Perconti