Student safety is a top priority in our district. Each school has an emergency plan and teachers, administrators, staff and students are regularly trained to implement these plans.
Whenever there is an emergency situation that impacts our schools, this page will offer you important details and resources to support an appropriate response. An initial emergency alert will be posted on the Home Page above the News and Announcements section and will include a link to this page or other pages with relevant information (i.e. snow bus routes when school is delayed because of inclement weather).
Local Media Outlets
Local media will be notified of any school closures or emergency situations that would affect students’ usual routines. A complete list of media outlets which may provide emergency announcements can be found in the Helpful Links module to the right.
The district uses FlashAlert as one means of announcing emergency messages. This Web site gives you access to emergency messages such as breaking news or snow closure information, as well as news releases from participating organizations in several area states. Registration is free and there is an option to receive information as an e-mail and/or cell phone text message.
Linn-Benton ALERT is a mass notification system that allows public safety officials to provide rapid notifications of emergencies, evacuations and other urgent events to Linn and Benton County residents. In signing up, you choose how and where to receive alerts, including your cell, home, and/or work phone; by e-mail, text messages, or TTY (hearing impaired devices); and more.
Emergency Calling System
In addition, an automated calling system may be used for school closures and emergencies. This method of contacting families is in addition to the methods mentioned above and should not be relied upon as a sole source of information.
In the event of school closures due to inclement weather, calls to home phone numbers will begin at 5:30 a.m. If school closes during the school day, the daytime numbers listed on student registration cards will be used. If you wish to opt out of this calling system, please notify the school district office at 541-757-5811.