Inclement Weather Alert
As we head into the inclement weather season, it may occasionally be necessary to cancel school sessions. If the local public schools are closed due to inclement weather, UMCHS part-day classes and bussing will be canceled.
If bad weather requires us to cancel classes, we will announce this on the radio as soon as possible. We try to make the decision by 5:30 a.m. so that we can contact the radio stations and, in turn, they can get the school closure information
on the 6:00 a.m. news broadcast. Please carefully listen to your radios on days you suspect may be difficult due to weather. If you do not hear school closure information on the radio assume that school is open and in session, we contact the following radio stations, so please turn to the station below that is in your area to find out about school closures:
KOHU AM station 1360–Hermiston-Umatilla-Irrigon-Boardman
KUMA AM station 1290–Pendleton-Milton-Freewater
KWHT FM station 103.5-Pendleton-Milton-Freewater
KTIX AM station 1240 -Pendleton
KJDY AM Station 1400 – John Day
KWVR FM station 92.1 – Wallowa County
If the public school is closed due to heating facilities or anything related to their building and our school is not located in that building we will have school. If you have other questions about emergency school closures, please call your local Head Start center. However, please know that phone lines on bad weather days are sometimes jammed with several phone calls, so it is always more effective to listen to your radio for instructions.
You can also find school closure and delay information on the district websites: