Friday, October 31, 2014


 
 

 
GARFIELD-PALOUSE SCHOOL DELAY / CLOSURE PROCEDURES
 
Some situations will require the Garfield-Palouse Cooperative Schools to be closed or delayed due to weather conditions, power outages or other safety concerns. Emergency Bus Routes may be in effect, rather than normal bus routes, due to road conditions. When implemented, emergency plowed pavement bus route status will be in effect for all bus routes in the Garfield-Palouse Cooperative district. Emergency routes will NOT be specified on a road-by-road basis, or on a district-by-district basis.
 
Two Hour Delay - Paved and Plowed Bus Routes are limited to State Highway 27, State Highway 272 and all paved county roads that have been plowed. Busses will NOT operate on any gravel roads, or on any paved roads that are not safely passable by school busses. Pick-up/Drop-off times may vary with weather and road conditions. Students will be dropped off in the afternoon at the same location they are picked up in the morning.
 
After School - Paved and Plowed Bus Routes are limited to State Highway 27, State Highway 272 and all paved county roads that have been plowed. Busses will NOT operate on gravel roads, or on any paved roads that are not safely passable by school busses. Pick-up/Drop-off times may vary with weather and road conditions.
 
4:00 – 4:20 Route and 5:45 – 6:10 P.M. Activity Route will run as normal on 2 hour late days.  However, all practice and study halls will be cancelled if schools close during the day or it is decided that the roads will not be safe by 6:00 PM.
 
City Bus Routes are limited to normal in-town bus stop locations in the town of Garfield and city of Palouse, and the Middle School and High School shuttle buses that operate between the two school buildings. No rural bus routes will operate in this situation. Pick-up/Drop-off times may vary with weather and road conditions.
 

 
Pre-school and Kindergarten schedules will be altered when Two-Hour Delayed start is implemented.

--- Garfield will have NO morning Pre-school and NO morning Kindergarten.
--- Palouse  will have NO morning Pre-school and NO afternoon Pre-School.
--- Palouse will hold Kindergarten, however routes may be altered slightly due to road conditions.



AlertNow Notification System
AlertNow is a rapid communication service that allows the Garfield-Palouse Schools to contact hundreds of parents or guardians within minutes. Our district has recently implemented this parent/guardian notification system.  The AlertNow system will be used to notify families regarding cancellations and weather related school delays or closures.  You may receive these notifications by phone, e-mail or SMS text messages on your phone. AlertNow works even when local power, Internet or school phone lines are inoperable.
Recipients will see the Palouse school’s phone number (509-878-1921) on caller IDs for routine calls. Emergency messages will be displayed as “411-000-0000” on caller IDs; this makes a distinction between informational calls and emergency notifications. SMS text messages will come from 55629 or 23177.

For more information about AlertNow, click here.   Replay messages sent to you at www.alertnowmessage.com


 
Public notification will be made through area radio and television stations as early as possible.
 
NO ANNOUNCEMENT MEANS SCHOOL AS USUAL - PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL
 
MONITOR THE FOLLOWING RADIO & TV STATIONS FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
RADIO STATIONS
KQQQ - 1150 AM - PULLMAN
KWSU- 1250 AM - PULLMAN
KRPL- 1400 AM - MOSCOW
KCLX- 1450 AM - COLFAX
KZZL- 99.5 FM - COLFAX
KHTR - 104.3 FM - PULLMAN
KZFN - 106.1 FM - MOSCOW
 
TELEVISION STATIONS
KREM- SPOKANE
KXLY- SPOKANE
KHQ- SPOKANE
WEBSITES

www.esd101.net

 

 
Emergency Bus Routes
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Paved and Plowed Roads Only

Rural
Buses will operate on pavement covered state and county roads that have been plowed by state or county equipment.
Busses will not operate on any gravel roads
City Streets
In Garfield and Palouse - plowed or accessible streets only
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City Bus Routes Only
Buses will stop at normal locations within the Town of Garfield and the City of Palouse.
Buses will not operate on any out-of-town rural routes.
The Middle School and High School Shuttles will operate between the two school buildings.
Students on rural routes that have no bus service will have excused absenses.
Last Modified on January 7, 2013