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Stay Informed: How to Easily Access School Delay and Closure Updates in Kennewick School District During Inclement Weather

The Kennewick School District follows a protocol for deciding whether to delay or cancel classes due to inclement weather, considering factors like road conditions, safety, and weather forecasts. 

We make every effort to notify our community of a two-hour delay or closure by 6:00 a.m.. As soon as a decision is made, information will be posted on our website. In most cases, if there is no notification by 6:00 a.m., classes will follow a regular schedule.

  • If a two-hour delay is announced all schools open two hours later than normal. This includes the online programs at Mid-Columbia Partnership and Endeavor High School.
  • If school is canceled, all classes, out-of-district transportation, meetings, field trips, and after-school activities will be canceled for the day unless otherwise announced. 

The district does not send students home early during adverse weather but allows parents to pick up their child early, which will be considered an excused absence.

Notifications about school delays and closures are announced on the school district website, by email/text/phone to families, and  local news and radio stations.

For more information on school closures and delays, click HERE.