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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! 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.

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 will be sent to Twitter subscribers who follow 4Jweather and sign up to receive SMS notifications. See instructions below.
  • 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 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.

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. If the delayed start occurs on a Friday, early release times will be the same as if there was no delay.

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.

 


 

Sign Up for Text-Message Alerts

NOTICE (January 2020): Twitter has made changes and is not currently allowing users to subscribe to text messaging via text.

You can find information about snow days in the other ways listed above. Or, if you have a Twitter account, you can sign up to receive text messages or push notifications from Twitter about 4J weather-related alerts using the follow steps:

• Go to twitter.com or open the Twitter app on your mobile device
• Log in to your Twitter account, then click on your profile icon
• Select Settings and privacy (you may need to scroll down or click “. . . More” first)
• Go to Notifications

FOR TEXT MESSAGES (Not all cell phones will have this option. If not, you can proceed to Push Notification instructions below)
1. Select SMS notifications under Preferences
2. Click Tweets (if your cell phone number is not already registered with your account, you will be prompted to register it)
3. Tap the slider to turn on Tweet notifications (green=ON)
4. Return to your Twitter feed
5. Go to 4Jweather: twitter.com/4Jweather or navigate to the 4Jweather feed in your Twitter app
6. Follow if you are not already following
7. Click on the notifications (bell-shaped) icon, located next to the Follow button (if you are prompted to allow notifications, follow instructions). If you don’t see the notifications icon next to the follow button, click the 4Jweather profile icon to enter full screen mode and then you should see the icon.
8. Account notifications will pop up, select All Tweets
9. Done! Until you have received your first 4Jweather text, be sure to check the other methods we use for sharing school closure information: Facebook (@4Jschools), Twitter (@4Jschools), website homepage (4j.lane.edu) and local media outlets.

FOR PUSH NOTIFICATIONS (A push notification is not the same as a text message. Push notifications will appear on your mobile device screen.)
1. Select Push notifications under Preferences
2. Click Tweets (if your cell phone number is not already registered with your account, you will be prompted to register it)
3. Tap the slider to turn on Tweet notifications (green=ON)
4. Return to your Twitter feed
5. Go to 4Jweather: twitter.com/4Jweather or navigate to the 4Jweather feed in your Twitter app
6. Follow if you are not already following
7. Click on the notifications (bell-shaped) icon, located next to the Follow button (if you are prompted to allow notifications, follow instructions). If you don’t see the notifications icon next to the follow button, click the 4Jweather profile icon to enter full screen mode and then you should see the icon.
8. Account notifications will pop up, select All Tweets
9. Done! Until you have received your first 4Jweather text, be sure to check the other methods we use for sharing school closure information: Facebook (@4Jschools), Twitter (@4Jschools), website homepage (4j.lane.edu) and local media outlets.

How to set up a Twitter account: You will need to provide your mobile phone number, set up a password and allow notifications, but you can skip the interests and suggestions screens. You also don’t need to set up a profile to get text alerts.

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.