Reminders About Inclement Weather

Reminders About Inclement Weather
Posted on 01/15/2020

It's the time of year again when snow, icy roads, and other inclement weather may make it necessary to delay or even cancel school. When this happens, Finley School District utilizes multiple communication methods to notify our students, parents, and staff of our operating status:

  1. Automated phone calls

    • The district uses the School Messenger Communicate system to send automated calls to our students' parents and guardians using the phone number we have for you on file. If you are not receiving these calls, please contact your school's office to assure we have the most current contact information for you on file.
  2. FlashAlert

    • Finley is one of many area school districts that uses the FlashAlert system to send closure/delay notices to local media, such as the TV and radio stations. As soon as a decision is made, we will post our message to the FlashAlert Columbia Region" page here: www.flashalertcolumbia.net/closures-cats.html. This page shows the operating status of many nearby school districts, including Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, Burbank, and more.  We recommend bookmarking this page on your computers, phones, and other electronic devices!
    • If you want to see only Finley's postings, go to http://flashalert.net/id/FinleySchools
  3. Facebook posting

    • We will post our operating status (2-hour delay, closed, etc.) on our official Finley School District Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FinleySchools. Please make sure you are watching the official District Facebook page and not relying on another individual's postings.
  4. District website

    • Any urgent message, including closure and delay messages, will be posted as an alert "overlay" message on the home page of our district and school websites. As soon as you go to www.finleysd.org, you will be required to close an alert message before continuing to other content.
If no message has been posted to any of these platforms, you can assume that schools are operating on time. To learn more about how Finley makes the decision whether to delay or cancel school, visit our Transportation Department webpage at www.finleysd.org/departments/transportation/closures