Emergency Weather Closures

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

Additional Resources

Is my student's program cancelled?

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 if 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 and conditions vary widely from area to area and can change a lot 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 cancelled 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.
  • Only before-school programs, including morning school-age care (BASC), ECE, and ECEAP are cancelled today due to the delay of schedule.
  • ISD Preschool Academy will open one hour late
  • No 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.

One Hour Late Start - Buses on Snow Routes

  • All Issaquah School District schools will start one hour late today.
  • Check your Emergency Transportation bulletin 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
  • Today's one hour late start means cancellation for the following programs: 
    • All before-school activities
    • AM BASC (*PM not cancelled)
    • ECEAP, ECE, Headstart
    • Out of District Transportation
    • No EDA/Activity buses
  • ISD Preschool Academy will open one hour late
  • 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.
  • Today's two hour delay means cancellation for the following programs:
    • All before-school activities
    • AM BASC (*PM not cancelled)
    • ECEAP, ECE, Headstart
    • No EDA/Activity buses
  • ISD Preschool Academy will open 2 hours late
  • 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

  • All Issaquah School District schools will start two hours late today.
  • Check your Emergency Transportation bulletin 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
  • Today's two hour late start means cancellation for the following programs:
    • All before-school activities
    • AM BASC (*PM not cancelled)
    • ECEAP, ECE, Headstart
    • Out of District Transportation
    • No EDA/Activity buses
  • ISD Preschool academy will open two hours late
  • 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 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.