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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.

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Winter weather is on its way! If there is a change in the school schedule or bus routes due to inclement weather, Eugene School District 4J will announce the change. If school is in session and on regular schedule, the district will NOT make an announcement.

Weather-related school closure decisions normally are made early in the morning and announced via all methods by 6:30 a.m. This is to ensure the most current weather conditions are assessed. Decisions are made districtwide and are the same for every 4J school.

How To Find Out if there is a change in the school schedule or bus routes:

  • District website: A notice will be posted on this website’s homepage, www.4j.lane.edu.
  • Text-message alerts will be sent to subscribers via Twitter.
  • KRVM-FM 91.9, the district-run radio station, will air school closure information regularly.
  • Other local radio and TV stations also will air closure information, although the district cannot guarantee the accuracy of the messages reported on those stations.

Snow Routes: Parents of students who ride school buses that sometimes use snow routes have been 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.

Staff Work Schedules: Some 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. Parents’ individual decisions about school attendance will be honored.


Sign Up for Text-Message Alerts

To receive alerts about weather-related school closures and schedule changes, follow @4Jweather on Twitter and direct tweets to your mobile device. This service is free, except for standard text messaging rates as determined by your cell phone plan.

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 an alert by 6:30 a.m., check the 4J website, radio or TV for information about closures, delays or snow routes.

I don’t have a Twitter account.

No Twitter account? No problem!

To subscribe, use your mobile phone to send a text message to Twitter’s short code, 40404, saying “FOLLOW 4Jweather” (no quotes).

To unsubscribe, send “UNFOLLOW 4Jweather” to 40404.

More information about using Twitter via your mobile phone is available here.

I do have a Twitter account.

Great. Just follow @4Jweather and direct tweets to your mobile device.

To connect your phone to your Twitter account, you can

  • add your mobile number in your account’s Mobile Settings or
  • send a text message with the word START to Twitter’s short code, 40404, and then respond to Twitter’s text messages asking for your username and password and confirming that you want to use Twitter with that phone.

Once your phone is added to your account, send another text message saying “FOLLOW 4Jweather” (no quotes) to 40404. You will then receive a confirmation message that you are signed up to receive 4J school closure alerts on your mobile phone.

To unsubscribe, send “UNFOLLOW 4Jweather” (no quotes) to 40404.

More information about using Twitter via your mobile phone is available here.


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