Severe weather or other emergencies may cause changes to the school day. When this happens, schools may need to close, start late or dismiss early. Plan in advance for such emergencies by ensuring that your child's school has your family's current emergency contact information and connect with Bend-La Pine Schools via our website, social media pages, on-demand phone line and text message alert system.
We understand that decisions about school schedules and bus route changes have an impact on our families. We appreciate your patience during these situations. While we know that our students and families are best served when we are open, our main concern is the safety of our students and staff.
Typically, decisions regarding schedule changes are made in the early morning, before school, when current weather conditions can be assessed. Once the decision to delay and/or close has been made, the information is communicated to you immediately via local media outlets.
If no announcements about the Bend-La Pine Schools are made over the local media outlets, schools are open.
A phone line has been added to provide weather delay and closure information. Please call 541-323-SNOW (541-323-7669). For Spanish, call 541-355-0044.