NSSD Inclement Weather Information

January 2020

NSSD Emergency Notifications

If inclement weather necessitates the need for a school closure or delay, the District initiates several notification systems at approximately 5:30 a.m. If it is concluded the road conditions will not clear in time for safe travel for our students and staff, school will be canceled for the day. Other times, it may be determined that a delay in school start times will allow for safe transportation. This is referred to as a "Two Hour Delay". Regardless of the day of the week (even on Monday), a two hour delay will always be two hours later than the normal Tuesday thru Friday start time. If any updates are needed, the District will make updates by 7:30 am.

(Even on late start Mondays) District two hour delay start times are as follows:

  • Mari-Linn 9:45 am

  • Stayton High School 10:00 am

  • Stayton Intermediate/Middle School 10:00 am

  • Sublimity 10:00 am

  • Stayton Elementary School 10:05 am


#1 All NSSD Mobile App users will receive a notification.

#2 All guardians and 9-12 students will receive a automated phone call, text and email.

#3 A Website Alert will be posted on the District Webpage

#4 A posting will be made on the District Facebook page

#5 Local TV and radio stations will have up to date information


#1 North Santiam Mobile App (The best way to receive notifications!)

Receive emergency and school information notifications delivered to your mobile device with the free North Santiam School District mobile app. Customize your settings to receive immediate notifications from your student's school in any one of 60 languages. Download is available through iTunes and Google Play. (North Santiam 29j)

#2 Website e-alerts:

To receive an e-alert directly via email, you need to register on the North Santiam School District web site http://www.nsantiam.k12.or.us/. Once registered, click on Edit Account Settings on the top of the page and then subscriptions. Select at least one site and you’ll receive e-alerts.

#3 Flash Alert:

Flash Alert Text: FlashAlert, an Internet-based system for delivering changes in schedule (such as snow closures), and other news, to the news media. To get started, go to www.flashalert.net/id/NSSD You start the subscription process by filling in your email address. Some cell phone carriers experience delays with text do to spam verifications. The mobile App is the solution for any delays.

Flash Alert Mobile App: A free iOS/Android app, FlashAlert Messenger, that lets you receive emergency messages through Push Notification in a non-stop path. The app process is simple. iOS and Android users download and open the free FlashAlert Messenger app. Enter the email address and password for your current FlashAlert account and the app will link to it. The app may ask permission to send you Push Notifications. That’s it.


All snow routes are listed on the district website. https://www.nsantiam.k12.or.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=606


The NSSD Mobile App allows parents and students to be connected with their school. Parents reported last Spring the NSSD App was the number one way they wanted to receive information from the school. This powerful App brings all communications into one spot for parents. No need to visit facebook, twitter, website and/or grade portal, the App brings all this information to one spot for parents and students.

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