Shelton School District

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Weather Related Notices


School closures/late starts are greatly affected by the rural nature of our district that expands North past Lake Cushman, East to Case Inlet, South to the Thurston County line and to the West just outside of Matlock. The elevation the roads are at range from just above sea level up to at least 800 ft above sea level.  Due to these factors, this area has many different weather zones and numerous roads that go unmaintained.  Main roads are usually cleared early in the day and are passable.  However, the back roads our buses travel on are not regularly cleared of snow. When we get freezing temperatures any moisture on the roadways becomes quite hazardous. 

Delays and cancellations are based on early morning bus routes and the anticipated conditions on those roads.  On a regular day, our first bus routes begin before 6 a.m.  On late-start days, those routes would begin two hours later. BusRoutes 
 
The decision for a late start is therefore based on anticipated road conditions at 6 am.  On occasion, conditions do not improve as anticipated and it is necessary to change a late start to a full cancellation.  The decision for a cancellation is based on anticipated road conditions at 8 am.
 
Early Morning on Arcadia Road

 
 
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​​The Shelton School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Linda Arnold, Director of Human Resources. 360-426-1687. 700 S. 1st Street; Shelton, WA 98584. Complaint procedure can be found on this website under Board Policy #3210 (students) and #5010 (employees).