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Get Ready for Winter Weather!


Verify your Alternate (Snow Route) Bus Stop Locations:

The Snoqualmie Valley School District covers more than 400 square miles and 1,000 feet of elevation.  Consequently, adverse weather conditions may impact neighborhood roads differently throughout our district.  Our Transportation Department has identified three key areas:  Area A, Area B, and Area C – to help differentiate when “Limited Transportation” may be needed for specific areas. To confirm your area and the closest alternate bus stop, click here or select the Snowflake icon on the homepage. 


When road conditions (such as flooding) impact one or a few specific routes, the Transportation team will notify families directly using Bus Bulletin notifications.  Families need to sign up for Bus Bulletin alerts and update their route each new school year for this free service.


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District Emergency Communication Resources (Keep these handy!)

In the event of a school emergency or schedule change, the Snoqualmie Valley School District will post updates as follows:

  • District website:   Look for the top headline on the district website. When schools are closed or starting late, the district “welcome” section (upper left corner of school websites) will also have an update. The district website is typically the first and primary resource that is updated during an emergency. 
  • District hotline: 425-831-8494   Call in to listen to a recorded message.
  • Sign up for emails/texts of information sent to the media. School districts use this service to inform media of school closures and late starts – which results in the media ticker you’ll see on morning news stations. (Download the free FlashAlert Messenger app or see instructions below on how to sign up online.)
  • Monitor local TV news & radio stations
  • District Facebook: and District Twitter: @SnoqValleySD


School Closures or Late Starts

On mornings of questionable weather, please check the resources above for updates, starting with the district website at:  If schools are closed or starting late, the district will also initiate its mass notification system (called SchoolMessenger) to inform families of early morning schedules changes, as follows:

  • An ALL STAFF call/email/text will be pushed out as soon as a decision is made, typically between 4:30-5:00 a.m.
  • An ALL PARENTS call/email/text will follow -- typically 5:30-6:00 a.m.
  • Schedule changes involving closures and delays will also be posted on other communications resources: district website,, district hotline, and district Facebook/Twitter. 


If there is no message regarding the Snoqualmie Valley School District, assume all of our schools are running on schedule.  We do not send a message stating schools are on schedule.


To learn how our district decides when a school delay or closure is needed, read Be Prepared for School Schedule Changes. Be sure to double check the resources above just prior to leaving for school, since there have been rare occasions when conditions have worsened significantly between the time a decision is made (before 5 a.m.) and the actual start time of school.  


How to sign up for SVSD Notification Services:


Sign Up for Emergency Texts from the District:

Since texting may incur a cost for users from their service provider, parents/guardians and staff in our system, who want to allow emergency texts from the district, need to “opt in” for this capability.

TO SIGN UP:  On your mobile phone, simply address a text to: 67587, type “Y” or “YES” as the message, then hit send.

If you sign up but change your mind, you can opt out of text messages at any time by simply replying “stop” to one of our messages. For more information about the SchoolMessenger Text Messaging Service, read this flyer (in English and Spanish).


Sign Up for Bus Bulletin Notifications from Transportation:

The district's Transportation Department offers a free service that will notify a parent or guardian when their child's school bus will be delayed more than 10 minutes. Families must sign up for this free service and, each new school year, enter their student’s current bus route, since routes are updated each summer.

TO SIGN UP:  Confirm your student’s bus route using E-Link. Then register for notifications about your specific route at Bus Bulletin. Parents can sign up for email, text or voice notifications related to their student’s specific bus route.


Sign Up for FlashAlert Notices to Media:

The Snoqualmie Valley School District uses, along with all Puget Sound area school districts, to post emergency closure or late start information to local media. Subscribers can view information online and/or sign up to receive the brief email message that news media receive. The preferred method to access emergency closure information is through the free mobile app called FlashAlert Messenger.


  • Click on Manage your Messenger Subscription.
  • Follow instructions to login or Create New Account.
  • Choose a region to Add an Organization.
    • Select Seattle/Western Washington.
    • Search for King Co. Schools and Snoqualmie Valley SD.
  • Click Subscribe and follow instructions for confirming your email address and account options.
  • Information about downloading the free FlashAlert Messenger app is also on this page.