Communications to Families: SchoolMessenger System
The district uses SchoolMessenger to very quickly place a phone call and/or email to all families and staff. If there is an issue that will impact the start of the school day, we will send a robo-call to all families at around 6 a.m. The same message will also be sent in an email. In order for this system to work best, please keep your contact information up-to-date. You will need to call or email your child's school to make any changes.
Communication to Media: FlashAlert.net
Our regional emergency communications system is FlashAlert.net We contact this service as soon as the decision is made at around 5:30 a.m. Below is the list of television and radio stations that receives and posts our FlashAlert messages. The message is also available on their website, www.flashalert.net
AM Radio Stations
FM Radio Stations
KING Channel 5/KONG Channel 6
KIRO Channel 7
KOMO Channel 4
KCPQ Channel 13
Other Communication Options
Beginning about 5:30 a.m., a message will also be on our district phone line, 709-7999, and on the main phone lines for each school.
We will also use Twitter to send out a brief message. Follow us @TumwaterSDNews.
During the winter months, school buses may have to use alternate routes due to poor road conditions.