Emergency and School Closure Notifications

If you become aware that an emergency situation has occurred at your child's school, please DO NOT call the school and DO NOT travel to the school. Emergency communications will be implemented as soon as information is available and parents will be provided information about the situation and where/when to pick up their child.

Automated Calling System (School Messenger)

The district’s mass notification automated calling system will be used for school closures and emergencies. This method of contacting families relies on up-to-date emergency phone numbers for each student.

  • The first two parent/guardians listed as contacts for each student will be notified at the phone number or email provided at registration.
  • In the event of early morning school cancellation due to inclement weather, calls to home phone numbers will begin at 6:00 a.m.
  • If school closes during the school day, the daytime numbers listed on student registration cards will be used.
  • In the event of a school-wide or district-wide emergency, this system will simultaneously provide a phone notification to all affected student families.

If you wish to opt out of this calling system, please call your child’s school office.

FlashAlert and Linn-Benton Alert

The FlashAlert Newswire is an emergency notification service available to all on the web, via email, and as a smartphone app.

  • This service allows you to opt-in to receive school emergency or snow closure information for the Corvallis School District.
  • Registration is free and subscribers may opt-in to receive information as an e-mail, cell phone text message, or notification through the app on your smartphone.
  • An annual review of your subscription is recommended to verify updated contact information.
  • To register, visit and click on the Willamette Valley region on the map, then click “Benton Co. Schools,” then “Corvallis Sch. Dist.”

Linn-Benton Alert is a two-county 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.

  • This service allows you to opt-in to receive alerts on your cell, home, and/or work phone; by e-mail, text messages, or TTY (hearing impaired devices).
  • An annual review of your subscription is recommended to verify updated contact information.

Social Media, Radio, Print, and TV

We publish alerts and notification on the Corvallis School District home page, Facebook page and on Twitter (@CSDNow).

Media outlets are notified through the FlashAlert Newswire and media releases prepared by district staff.