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Severe Weather Closure Information

Emergencies such as snow, ice, and power outages can alter school schedules and affect bus transportation for students.  During inclement weather, the Superintendent, in cooperation with KWRL, closely monitors road and weather conditions with the safety of students as a first priority. In the event of inclement weather, every effort is made to make a decision to close or delay school by 5:30 a.m., followed by an announcement to our district families via Flash Alert, School Messenger, our district website, La Center School District Facebook page and Vancouver/Portland area radio and TV stations.

Some families may not receive the phone call from School Messenger as phone companies are blocking robo-calls on their systems.  There is nothing the district can do on our side to fix this problem.

Parents/guardians or staff can opt-in to receive SMS text notifications by texting  “Yes” or “Y” to 67587, then add 67587 as La Center School District SMS Messages to your contacts.

If you do not want to receive SMS text messages, please check the district website, Facebook page, link to Flash Alert (above).

You can also subscribe to Flash Alert notifications by downloading the app on your phone. See the information linked here to download the app and then subscribe to La Center alerts.


When Two-Hour Late Start is declared:

All schools and offices will open a total of two-hours late. Scheduled bus transportation will arrive two-hours late.  For detailed information on bus transportation, including snow routes and bus schedules, please visit or call (360) 841-2023.  There is no AM preschool, ASK program, or Cascadia Tech bus and no breakfast is served. 

2-Hour Late Start times (INCLUDING WEDNESDAYS) are as follows:

Elementary School  9:45 am

Middle School  10:50 am

High School  10:45 am

Important Notice:  When a Late-Start Announcement is made, families are encouraged to continue to monitor all means of communication in the event that unforeseen deteriorating weather conditions warrant a school closure.  If a decision is made to change the school schedule from a delayed opening to a closure, an announcement will be made via School Messenger, Flash Alert, our district website, Facebook page and local TV and radio stations.


When School Closure is declared:

All schools are closed.  All before and after school activities are cancelled, including the ASK program.

You can also check local TV and Radio Stations for winter weather closure information.