Alerts & Closures
School Closures/ Emergencies
In the event of an emergency school closure, the district uses the following methods of communication to relay urgent information to district families and the community.
The district will use its auto-dialer system to call parents and share with them news of an emergency school closure. Please make sure the contact information your school has on file for you is accurate and up to date.
Flash Alert Emergency Notification System
This Internet-based service is used to provide weather-related school closure information and important information in the event of an emergency. Parents can sign-up for email alerts and download the Flash Alert app to receive push notifications. To sign up for Flash Alert notifications, visit the FlashAlert website.
Whenever possible, the district and school websites will be used to communicate school closures and other emergency messages.
Local Radio and TV Stations
Area media outlets will receive information and updates from the school district regarding emergencies.
Alternative methods of communication, such as emails or letters may be used in the event of individual school situations. Please make sure the contact information your school has on file for you is accurate and up to date.
One Hour Late Start On Wednesdays
With schools across the district starting one hour late on Wednesdays, you may wonder what will happen if the opening of school needs to be delayed because of bad weather. If a late opening is needed on a Wednesday, the kindergarten session for that day will be held. School will start for grades K-12 at the times below.
Late Opening Times for Schools On Wednesdays in the event of bad weather
Elementary: 10:35 AM
Middle: 11:05 AM
High: 9:35 AM
Gresham-Barlow School District's mobile app will be used to send push notifications in the event of a school delay or closure.
Push notifications will also be sent for other important district-wide announcements.
The app can be downloaded free from the App Store or Google play.