Tuesday, January 8, 2013
During the winter months, the Hood River County School District closely monitors current and projected weather conditions that could affect the transportation of students to and from school.
When adverse conditions exist, the transportation department begins monitoring roads at 4 a.m., working with local and state road crews to assess travel conditions. If it is determined roads are unsafe, school may be canceled or delayed by two hours to allow time for work crews to clear roads.
In the event school is canceled or delayed, this information is conveyed to parents, staff and the community via FlashAlert, Portland TV, and local radio stations by 6 a.m.
If a delay is scheduled due to inclement weather, schools will start two hours late. Doors will be open to students at the following times (Monday through Friday) for weather-delayed starts:
HRVHS, 9:45 a.m.
HR Middle, 9:30 a.m.
Cascade Locks, 9 a.m.
Wy’east Middle, 9:30 a.m.
Mid Valley Elem., 9:30 a.m.
May Street Elem., 9 a.m.
Westside Elem., 9:30 a.m.
Parkdale Elem., 9:30 a.m.
If the district must close a school or schools mid-day, the closure will be announced through the local media. Parents are encouraged to have a plan in place with their children for supervision should this occur. If special arrangements are needed, parents must notify the school office.
For more information contact your local school secretary or building administrator.
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge