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Wondering About Winter Weather?

IMPORTANT: School closure alerts are NOT posted on this page.
Go to the homepage, www.4j.lane.edu, to check for closure information.

Información en Español  |  Staff Information

Winter weather is on its way! Here is some key information families need to know.

When hazardous weather is a concern, decisions regarding schedule changes are made in the early morning, before school, when current weather conditions can be assessed. Decisions are made districtwide and are the same for every 4J school.

Our main concern is the safety of our students and staff. We also believe students and families are best served when schools are open. We will always do our best to make the best decision possible, taking into account all of the factors.

When Winter Weather Hits

During the 2020–21 school year, with our increased ability to provide instruction and services remotely during the pandemic, 4J schools will be more able to continue operations during inclement weather than in past years.

If inclement weather occurs during distance learning, on-site services—such as food service and delivery, busing, internet hubs and limited in-person instruction—may be canceled, and schools will continue instruction at a distance.

If inclement weather occurs during hybrid learning, in general, there will be no change if school buses are able to drive safely on regular routes or snow routes. If not, on-site services will be canceled and schools will operate in distance learning.

How To Find Out

If there is a change in the school schedule or bus routes, it will be announced in several ways, all normally before 6:30 a.m., including:

  • District website: A notice will be posted on this website’s homepage, 4j.lane.edu
  • District social media: A notice will be posted on the following social media channels:
  • Text-message alerts: Opt-in to receive text messages from your school*
  • Local news media will share closure or delay information on their websites and broadcasts.
  • Information in Spanish: Información en español, 541-790-7738

NO NEWS = NO CHANGE. If there is a change in the school schedule or bus routes due to inclement weather, Eugene School District 4J will announce the change. On days when school is in session and on regular schedule, DO NOT expect the district to make an announcement.

Snow Routes: Parents of students who ride school buses that sometimes use snow routes are informed of what to do when snow routes are in effect. Snow route information is available on the snow routes page.

LTD buses may also be delayed or detoured when there is ice or snow on the ground. Detour information will be posted on the LTD website, www.ltd.org, and publicized to local news media.

Delayed Starts and Early Dismissal: The district generally will avoid delayed starts and early dismissal due to weather. However, it is possible that unpredictable or sudden weather conditions will require such a decision to be made.

Delayed start times will not alter school dismissal times.

Staff Work Schedules: Many staff still report to work when schools are closed. (Information for staff)

Parent Choice: On any day when inclement weather is a concern and school is in session, families are encouraged to consider road conditions in their areas and make their own decisions based on safety. Please call your school if your child will be absent. Parents’ individual decisions about school attendance for this reason will be honored.

*Be aware: It is impossible to guarantee text message delivery 100% of the time, and your alert may be delayed or blocked. If you are concerned about the weather and have not received a text alert by 6:30 a.m., check the 4J website, radio or TV for information about closures, delays or snow routes.