Emergency School Closure, Delayed Start, or Early Dismissal
In the event that school closure, delay, or early dismissal is necessary due to inclement weather or any other emergency, we will use our automated phone notification system to contact parents and staff. IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THESE NOTIFICATIONS IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER STAYS UP TO DATE IN THE SCHOOL OFFICE. Notifications of closure or delay will be announced no later than 6:00 a.m. In the event of a delayed start, be sure to keep an eye on the website in case conditions change to warrant a closure. Such announcements will also be posted on the school website www.prospect.k12.or.us and distributed to local media outlets.
Weather related closures, delays, and early dismissals will be decided by school administrators based mainly on weather projections and road conditions. These decisions will take into consideration that our buses and many of our students and staff have long commutes from a variety of places, and that conditions may vary. The safety and well-being of students and staff is our primary concern.
When school closures are necessary, make-up days will be scheduled at a later date. The Oregon Department of Education requires the following instructional hours by grade level: Grade 12, 966 hours; Grades 9-11, 990 hours; Grades K-8, 900 hours.