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Beaverton Schools

Inclement Weather

The recommendation to delay or close school is based on the ability of:

  •       The district to operate school buses safely.
  •       Students and parents/guardians to drive safely.
  •       Students to walk safely.
  •       Employees to get to work safely​​.

Decisions about school closure or delayed start will typically be communicated to media outlets and posted on the district website, ParentSquare and social media by 5:30 a.m.

We encourage families to make transportation and attendance decisions for their children based on their own assessment of travel conditions at their locations.

When schools open on time, and buses are on snow routes:

Bus service will be provided to the following programs:

  • All BSD in-district SPED programs other than those listed above
  • Beaverton Early Childhood Center (BECC), classes beginning after 12:30 p.m.
  • Cascade Academy
  • Columbia Academy
  • Groner Elementary
  • Head Start Programs (within BSD boundaries) - afternoon classes and Full Day Programs
  • Levi Anderson
  • Lifeworks NW at Tigard
  • Pacific Academy
  • Preschool Promise (Full day programs, Elmonica and Learning Days Daycare)

bus service will not be provided to the following programs:

  • Arata Creek
  • Beaverton Early Childhood Center (BECC), classes beginning prior to 12:30 p.m.
  • Any student with a modified schedule, classes beginning prior to 11:00 a.m.
  • All AM Pre-school classes (including Mustard Seed Preschool)
  • All AM Head Start classes beginning prior to 11:30 a.m.
  • All AM Little Warriors
  • Bonny Slope Elementary
  • Fanno Farmhouse THPRD
  • Jenkins Estate THPRD
  • McKinney-Vento and/or Newcomer students living outside BSD boundaries
  • Nancy Ryles Elementary
  • Oregon State School for the Deaf
  • Parry Center at Edwards Elementary
  • Portland Lifeworks
  • Sato Elementary
  • Serendipity
  • Tucker Maxon
  • Wheatley

When schools open on a 2-hour delay, and buses are on snow routes:

  • All schools will open two hours later than regularly scheduled.
  • The following classes/programs are canceled:
    • Morning Early Intervention
    • Morning Head Start classes
    • Morning Little Warriors program
    • Morning pre-K classes
    • Morning Health Careers & Automotive Technology program
    • Terra Nova program 

Bus service will be provided to the following programs:

  • Afternoon Head Start classes
  • Afternoon preschool classes 
  • All-day Head Start classes (Elmonica, Garden Home and Kinnaman)
  • All BSD in-district special education programs other than those listed above
  • Beaverton Early Childhood Center (BECC) (classes beginning after 12:30 p.m. or later)
  • Preschool Promise program at Elmonica Elementary School
  • Special education students receiving services at Cascade Academy, Columbia Academy, Groner Elementary, Levi Anderson, Pacific Academy and Tigard Lifeworks

Bus service will not be provided to the following programs:

  • Any student with a modified schedule (classes beginning prior to 11:00 a.m.)
  • Beaverton Early Childhood Center (BECC) (classes beginning prior to 12:30 p.m.)
  • Bonny Slope, Nancy Ryles and Sato Elementary Schools
  • McKinney-Vento students living outside of the district
  • Special education students receiving services at Arata Creek, Jenkins Estate (THPRD), Oregon State School for the Deaf, Parry Center at Edwards Elementary, Portland Lifeworks, Serendipity, Tucker Maxon and Wheatley.

When weather conditions necessitate an early dismissal/closure of schools:

  • Families should refer to the district website, Parent Square, social media and local media for updates.

  • All daytime and evening activities/events are canceled.

Bus service will be provided to the following programs:

  • All BSD in-district special education programs other than those listed above
  • Preschool Promise Programs
  • Special education students receiving services at Cascade Academy, Columbia Academy, Groner Elementary, Levi Anderson and Pacific Academy and Tigard Lifeworks

Bus service will not be provided to the following programs:

  • Any student with a modified schedule (classes beginning 11:00 am or later)
  • Beaverton Early Childhood Center (BECC)
  • Half-day CTE Programs: Automotive Technology (Southridge High School), Construction (Merlo Station Campus), Health Careers (Beaverton High School), Manufacturing (Westview High School)
  • Head Start classes
  • Pre-K classes 
  • McKinney-Vento students living outside of the district
  • Special education students receiving services at Arata Creek, Jenkins Estate (THPRD), Oregon State School for the Deaf, Parry Center at Edwards Elementary, Portland Lifeworks, Serendipity, Tucker Maxon and Wheatley.

When all district schools and facilities are closed:

  • All daytime and evening activities/events are canceled.    

For schools and programs which do not receive bus service due to inclement weather, families have the following transportation options:

  • You may elect to transport your child yourself and receive reimbursement from the BSD Transportation Department for mileage (at the district rate) to and from the program/school.
  • You may contact Flat Cab (503-970-0033) and request a ride for your child. You need to ask for a district-approved driver. This cab company is the only company with arrangements to transport BSD students. The District will reimburse you for the cab fare when presented with a receipt. A receipt can be obtained from the driver. 

 

School with Snow

Snow Routes

The Transportation Department creates snow routes to facilitate student pickup/drop off on days when road conditions may be hazardous due to snow and/or ice. Some regular bus stops will not be available for students, and in some cases, entire routes may have to be canceled. We make every effort to provide transportation when possible and, in some instances, create new bus stops on main roads to pick up students residing in neighborhoods with difficult access for buses.