Emergency Weather Closures

Check these places to find out if the District is on an emergency schedule:

Additional Resources 

Athletics during school delays and closures

In the event of an emergency, the District may use one of the following schedules:

Please familiarize yourself with the schedules and information below.

How We Make the Decision – Safety of Students and Staff is our Top Priority

While we do our best to make decisions to keep all students safe, conditions may vary throughout the District and change quickly. Please take into consideration your personal situation and make the appropriate decision to keep you and your student safe.

  • District transportation staff and administrators check the roads between 3:00 and 5:00 a.m. to determine whether it is safe to operate our buses. We also check the conditions, including sidewalks, at our schools. Our District covers 110 square miles with three mountains. Conditions vary widely from area to area and can change considerably as the morning progresses.
  • The decision to make a change will be communicated between 6:00 and 6:30 a.m.  
  • Out-of-District transportation and morning programs like ECEAP/ECE Preschool and AM BASC are canceled when we have a delay.
  • Conditions can change quickly. We may start with a one hour delay to see if weather improves enough before calling a two hour delay or closure.
  • Once the buses are out on their routes in the morning it is generally too late to communicate a change of start times or bus routes in a safe or effective way. 
  • Our preference is always to have schools open and students learning. However, safety is the top priority. We make the best decision we can based on the conditions at the time we must communicate to staff and families.

The final decision on whether or not to send your child to school is yours. If you ever disagree with our decision regarding school delays or closures, please know that it is considered an excused absence if you decide to keep your child home from school. Please inform your school via an email to your attendance line, call to the attendance office, or provide a signed note the day your student returns to school.


One-Hour Late Start – Normal Bus Routes

  • All Issaquah School District schools will start one hour late today
  • All buses are on normal routes today
  • Before and After School Care (BASC) opens at 8:30 a.m.
  • ISD Preschool Academy opens at 9:30 a.m.
  • Today's one hour late start mean cancellation for the following programs:
    • All before-school activities
    • Extended Day Activity (EDA) or Activity Buses
  • Any changes to field trips and after-school activities will be determined by your student's school. Please check with your school for decisions about these activities today.

One-Hour Late Start – Buses on Snow Routes

  • All Issaquah School District schools will start one hour late today
  • Check your Emergency Transportation bulletin | 关于校车在紧急 突发情况下运营 的公告(2021-2022年) | Boletín sobre transporte de emergencia 2021-2022 | 2021~2022 비상 통학 안내문 to see where your snow route bus stops are located. If your area is not listed with a snow route, please go to your regular stop.
    • Students will be returned to the same bus stop where they were picked up in the morning, regardless of after-school road conditions
  • Before and After School Care (BASC) opens at 8:30 a.m.
  • ISD Preschool Academy opens at 9:30 a.m.
  • Today's one hour late start means cancellation for the following programs:
    • All before-school activities
    • ECEAP, ECE
    • Out of District Transportation
    • EDA/Activity Buses
  • Any changes to field trips and after-school activities will be determined by your student's school. Please check with your school for decisions about these activities today.

Two-Hour Late Start – Normal Bus Routes

  • All Issaquah School District schools will start two hours late today.
  • All buses are on normal routes today
  • Before and After School Care (BASC) opens at 9:30 a.m.
  • ISD Preschool Academy opens at 10:30 a.m.
  • Today's two hour late start means cancellation for the following programs:
    • All before-school activities
    • ECEAP, ECE
    • EDA/Activity Buses
  • Any changes to field trips and after-school activities will be determined by your student's school. Please check with your school for decisions about these activities today.
  • Any changes to evening facilities rentals will be communicated by email by the facilities team.

Two-Hour Late Start – Buses on Snow Routes

  • Before and After School Care (BASC) opens at 9:30 a.m.
  • ISD Preschool Academy opens at 10:30 a.m
  • Today's two-hour late start means cancellation for the following programs:
    • All before-school activities
    • ECEAP, ECE
    • Out of District Transportation
    • EDA/Activity Buses
  • Any changes to field trips and after-school activities will be determined by your student's school. Please check with your school for decisions about these activities today.
  • Any changes to evening facilities rentals will be communicated by email by the facilities team.

Closed

  • All Issaquah School District schools are closed for the day
  • There are no transportation services
  • All school activities are canceled, including any community use events
  • All programs are closed, including preschool, ECEAP, ECE, ACT, all BASC before and after school care, ISD Preschool Academy, field trips, and athletics
  • Community use of District facilities is canceled.
    • If school is closed on a Friday due to weather related conditions, there is no facility use on the weekend, even if weather conditions improve.

Early Dismissal

  • All Issaquah School District schools will be dismissing early
  • All after-school activities are canceled, including BASC and any community use events
  • Afternoon Community use of District facilities is canceled
    • If school is closed on a Friday due to weather related conditions, there is no facility use on the weekend, even if weather conditions improve.
 

Program Information

Please check the table below to determine if your student's activity or activities are canceled due to a one- or two-hour delayed schedule.

     When We Announce:

    Regular Route

    1 Hour Late

    Regular Route

    2 Hours Late

     Snow Route

    1 Hour Late

    Snow Route

    2 Hours Late

    Schools Closed

     

    AM preschool ECE/ECEAP

    Not Canceled Canceled Canceled Canceled  Canceled 

    PM preschool ECE/ECEAP

    Not Canceled  Canceled Canceled Canceled Canceled

    Grades Kindergarten – 5th

    Not Canceled Not Canceled Not Canceled Not Canceled Canceled

    Middle School

    Not Canceled Not Canceled Not Canceled  Not Canceled Canceled

    High School

    Not Canceled Not Canceled Not Canceled  Not Canceled  Canceled 

    ACT

    Not Canceled  Not Canceled  Not Canceled  Not Canceled
    Canceled 

    Out-of-District Transportation

    Not Canceled  Canceled
    Canceled  Canceled  Canceled 

    Before School Activities 

    Canceled  Canceled  Canceled  Canceled  Canceled 

    Field Trips, Athletics,
    After School Activities

    Per School Announcement  Per School Announcement   Per School Announcement   Per School Announcement   Canceled  

    AM BASC 

    Open at 8:30 a.m.  Open at 9:30 a.m.  Open at 8:30 a.m.  Open at 9:30 a.m.  Canceled 

    PM BASC

    Not Canceled  Not Canceled  Not Canceled  Not Canceled  Canceled 

    Activity (EDA) Routes

    Canceled Canceled  Canceled  Canceled  Canceled 
    ISD Preschool Academy
    Not Canceled
     
     Not Canceled
    Not Canceled
     
     Not Canceled
    Not Canceled