Select a School...
Select a School

Portland Public Schools

 
Portland, Oregon

501 N. DixonPortland, OR 97227(503) 916-2000

  • PPS Inclement Weather Scenarios, Media Messages, and Definitions

    Please see the media messages below and carefully read the definitions that explain the message.

     

    REGULAR OPENING WITH SNOW ROUTES
      MEDIA MESSAGE MESSAGE DEFINED
    1a PPS Regular Opening. Specific schools on snow routes.
    • Students report at regular time.
    • All PPS buildings open.
    • Bus service at specific schools on snow routes.
    • After school and extended day programs operates without transportation
    1b PPS Regular Opening. All buses on snow routes.
    • Students report at regular time.
    • All PPS buildings open.
    • All buses on snow routes.
    • After school and extended day programs operates without transportation
    2 HOUR LATE OPENING
      MEDIA MESSAGE MESSAGE DEFINED
    2a PPS specific schools 2 hour late.* All buses on snow routes
    • Students at specific or all schools report two (2) hours later than normal.
    • All PPS buildings open.
    • All buses on snow routes.
    • Before school childcare drop-off cancelled.
    • AM kindergarten cancelled.
    • SUN School AM classes cancelled.
    • PM half-day and mid-day classes operate without transportation to school.
    • After school and extended day programs operate without transportation.
      OR
    2b All PPS 2 hours late.* All buses on snow routes.
    2c PPS specific schools 2 hours late.*
    • Students at specific or all schools report two (2) hours later than normal.
    • All PPS buildings open.
    • Before school childcare drop-off cancelled.
    • SUN School AM classes cancelled.
    • AM kindergarten cancelled.
    • PM half-day and mid-day classes operate without transportation to school.
    • After school and extended day programs operate without transportation.
      OR
    2d All PPS 2 hours late.*
    CLOSURES
      MEDIA MESSAGE MESSAGE DEFINED
    3a PPS specific schools closed. All buses on snow routes.
    • Students from specific schools remain home.
    • Specific school buildings closed.
    • All buses on snow routes.
    • After school and extended day programs of open schools operate without transportation.
    3b PPS specific schools closed.
    • Students from specific schools remain home.
    • Specific school buildings closed.
    3c PPS Schools Closed. Offices open.
    • Students remain home.
    • All school buildings closed.
    • Central office open.
    • Rice open.
    • Transportation open.
    3d All PPS Closed
    • Students remain home.
    • All school buildings closed.
    • Offices closed.
    EVENING ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS CANCELLED
      MEDIA MESSAGE MESSAGE DEFINED
    4 PPS evening activities and events cancelled.
    • All evening activities, events, and trainings at PPS facilities are cancelled.
    • All evening classes held on Benson campus cancelled.
     
    *In the event PPS calls a 2 hour late opening on a day your school has a scheduled Late Opening, your school will start 2 hours later than your normal bell time – not 2 hours later than your late opening time. For example if your normal bell time is 8:00 AM, your scheduled late start time is 10:00 AM, and the district calls a 2 hour late opening due to inclement weather school will still start at 10:00 AM.

    Snow routes and alternative stops will be called for AM or PM or both depending upon the road conditions or weather forecast. Please pay close attention to additional District announcements through out the day for changes. District decisions made after the initial call with be updated to the same media outlets.

CLOSE