School bus transportation may be modified due to hazardous weather conditions. In the event of severe weather school may be shortened, or even be cancelled. These modifications are made to ensure safety of students and staff.
ANNOUNCEMENTS will be broadcast before school on the following stations and websites:
KISM 92.9 FM Bellingham
KOMO TV 4- Seattle
KLKI 1340 AM Anacortes
KING TV 5- Seattle
KOMO 1000 AM Seattle
KVOS TV 12 Bellingham
KAFE 104.3 FM Bellingham
KCPQ TV 13
KCPQ TV 13
KGMI- 790 AM -Bellingham
If school must be closed mid-day, this will also be announced on the Radio/TV and students will be sent home by their usual mode of transportation. If bus routes have to be modified, it will be announced.
OPTION LEVEL OUTLINE
The following announcement options may be broadcast if weather conditions become unusual:
LEVEL I SCHOOLS ARE OPEN: If no announcement is heard on the Radio/TV, please assume that school will be open as usual. Bus drivers will attempt to run regular routes. Buses may be late due to slower speed.
LEVEL II SCHOOLS ARE OPEN / SNOW ROUTES: Schools are open on normal schedule.
Buses may be slower due to road conditions and rerouting and will not travel on the following roads:
Boyce Road……………...Catch bus at Beaverton Valley Road or San Juan Valley Road
Davison Head Area……..Catch bus at Roche Harbor airport
False Bay Road………….Catch bus at Cattle Point Road
Golf Course Road……….Catch bus at Cattle Point Road
Hannah Heights Area…...Catch bus at Fire House
Hillview Terrace………….Catch bus at Roche Harbor Road
Lonesome Cove Road…..Catch bus corner of Limestone Pt. Rd & Rouleau Rd
Miller Road…………….....Catch bus at Fire Hall
No. 2 Schoolhouse Road.Catch bus at Beaverton Valley Road
North Egg Lake Road…...Catch bus at Roche Harbor Road
Portland Fair Road………Catch bus at first driveway on Cattle Point Road
Roche Harbor Resort……Catch bus at Roche Harbor airport
Snug Harbor……………...Catch bus at corner of Mitchell Bay Rd & West Side Rd
Sutton Road………………Catch bus at Roche Harbor Road
University of WA Labs…...Catch bus at intersection of Tucker & Labs Rd.
Yacht Haven Road……….Catch bus at De Haro Lane
LEVELIII SCHOOLS ARE OPEN ON LATE START SCHEDULE:
Schools will run on a “Late Start” schedule commencing at 9:45 a.m. Morning Kindergarten is canceled and afternoon kindergarten begins at noon. Buses will run snow routes as listed above.
LEVEL IV SCHOOLS ARE OPEN ON LATE START SCHEDULE / NO BUS TRANSPORTATION:
Schools will run on a “Late Start” schedule commencing at 9:45 a.m. Morning Kindergarten is canceled and afternoon kindergarten begins at noon. However, students must be transported by parents. If road conditions appear unsafe for car travel, parents are advised to keep their children at home.
LEVEL V SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED:
When road conditions are too hazardous for both buses and cars, school will be closed. School can also be closed as a result of an extended power failure.
The bus routes listed above will be in effect for both morning and afternoon routes. Bus drivers have been instructed not to drop students off if the drivers have doubts about the students’ ability to reach home safely. Such students will be returned to school. If your child is not picked up in the morning or does not reach home in the afternoon, please notify the school (Elementary 378-5209, Middle School 378-5214, High School 378-5215, District Office 378-4133.) Please contact the school if your child does not reach home as planned.
EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS DURING POWER OUTAGES:
Griffin Bay School
Updated - August, 2012