The weather forecast for this week looks to have some snow and maybe some ice. As a reminder, here is our closure protocol as laid out in the Parent Handbook. Please note that we do not always follow Molalla School District on closures and late openings.
The safety of MRA students is our primary concern in dangerous weather conditions. If in our opinion, it would be unsafe for the majority of our students and/or staff to travel the roads to and from school, we will close the school.
Information about school closures can generally be found on local TV and radio stations and their accompanying websites, including KATU, KOIN, KGW, and KOPB, as well as online at www.flashalert.net. We encourage all families to sign up to receive Flash Alert notifications. (The media stations usually begin broadcasting such information after 6:00 a.m. and update every 15 minutes.) When possible MRA will also post closures or school delay information on the school’s website (an app once we have one in place) and Facebook page, and through the MRA Parent e-mail blast.
In the event that a storm develops during the school day and it appears that travel conditions will deteriorate, children will be sent home early. Parents will be notified using the same avenues as listed above and by phone if possible. Radio stations may not necessarily carry news of early dismissal. It is the responsibility of the parent to see to it that a child is picked up in a timely manner in such circumstances. You may also reference www.flashalert.net for up to date emergency school closures.