School Closure Notifications

  • School Closures/ Emergencies
    We are committed to providing families with accurate and prompt information in the event of inclement weather and other urgent matters impacting our schools and community. The District uses the following methods of communication to relay urgent information to District families and the broader community.

    District Website 
    Whenever possible, the District website will be used to communicate information regarding urgent and emergency situations, including inclement weather and school closures. Check the home page at www.hsd.k12.or.us for announcements and updates. 

    Flash Alert Emergency Notification System
    The Hillsboro School District uses an Internet-based service for weather-related school closure information and to relay important information to the public in the event of an emergency. The public can sign-up for Flash Alerts to receive emergency alert messages through email and/or push notifications to your mobile device via the Flash Alert app. Click on the link to be directed to the site for Hillsboro School District messages. 

    Local Radio and TV stations will receive information and updates from the Flash Alert system regarding school district emergencies.  

    Hillsboro School District app
    Hillsboro School District's mobile app will be used to send push notifications in the event of a school delay or closure.  Push notifications will also be sent for other important district-wide announcements.  The app can be downloaded free from the App Store or Google play.

    School Announcements
    Alternate methods of communication, such as phone calls, broadcast phone messages, and/or letters may be used as appropriate. Please check with your child's school for information on procedures. It is essential that you provide reliable emergency contact information to your child's school to ensure you or an authorized designee can be reached quickly in the event of an emergency. In case of inclement weather, announcements will be made indicating which zones will require alternate or snow routes for bus transportation.