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Emergency Weather Closures and Delays

In the event of an emergency, the Issaquah School District may use one of the below modified schedules. Please familiarize yourself with the schedules and program and activity closure information below.

How We Make the Decision – Safety of Students and Staff is our Top Priority

We do our best to make decisions to keep all students and staff safe, conditions often vary throughout the district. Conditions also change quickly. Please take into consideration your personal situation and make the appropriate decision to keep you and your student safe.

  • District Transportation staff and administrators check the roads between 3:00 - 4:30 a.m. to determine whether it is safe to operate our buses. We also check the conditions, including sidewalks, at our schools. Our district covers 110 square miles, including three mountains. Road conditions and localized weather vary widely from area to area and can change considerably as the morning progresses.

The decision of any delays or closures will be communicated by 6:00 a.m.

  • Conditions can change quickly. We may start with a one-hour delay in the hope that the conditions improve. However, sometimes a one-hour delay is increased to a two-hour delay; or a closure.
  • Our preference is always to have schools open and students learning. However, safety is our top priority. We make the best decision we can based on the conditions at the time we must communicate to staff and families.

The final decision on whether or not to send your child to school is yours. If you ever disagree with our decision regarding school delays or closures, please know that it is considered an excused absence if you decide to keep your child home from school. Please inform your school via an email to your attendance line, call to the attendance office or provide a signed note the day your student returns to school.

Program Information

Please check the table below to determine whether your student's activity or activities are canceled due to a one- or two-hour delayed schedule.

 When We Announce:

Regular Bus Route

1 Hour Late

Regular Bus Route

2 Hours Late

Snow Bus Route

1 Hour Late

Snow Bus Route

2 Hours Late

Schools Closed

ALL ECE/ECEAP Programs Not Canceled Canceled Canceled Canceled Canceled

Transitional Kindergarten

Elementary School

Middle School

 High School


Not Canceled Not Canceled Not Canceled Not Canceled Canceled

Out-of-District Transportation

Not Canceled  Canceled Canceled  Canceled  Canceled 

Before School Activities 

Canceled  Canceled  Canceled  Canceled  Canceled 

Field Trips

Athletics and After School Activities

Activity (EDA) Routes

Per School Announcement  Per School Announcement   Per School Announcement   Per School Announcement   Canceled  


Open at 8:30 a.m.  Open at 9:30 a.m.  Open at 8:30 a.m.  Open at 9:30 a.m.  Canceled 


Not Canceled  Not Canceled  Not Canceled  Not Canceled  Canceled 
ISD Preschool Academy Class begins at 9:30 a.m. Class beings at 10:30 a.m. Class begins at 9:30 a.m. Class beings at 10:30 a.m. Canceled