Communications About Cancellations or Delays
As soon as a decision is made about a cancellation or delay, a message is programmed into the SchoolMessenger automated phone/text/email system and activated for delivery. Setting up the message generally takes about 15 minutes. Delivering the message to the entire District generally takes 10 – 20 minutes. It is very important that parents and staff members keep their contact information up-to-date with the school office managers. To Opt in to text service, text Y to 67587. Next, the information is placed on the Butte Falls Charter School website and on the Butte Falls Charter School FaceBook page.
The information is then communicated to local television and radio stations. While some of the stations have an automated report system, others do not. The District has no control over how or when the stations report this information.
Technical difficulties with the Butte Falls Charter School website or technical difficulties experienced by local television / radio stations can hinder our best efforts to communicate this critical information. For this reason, BFSD tries multiple ways to assure our families and staff receive these important messages in a timely manner. We recommend that students and parents routinely check several sources for information.
Delayed Openings. In the event of a two-hour delayed opening, school will begin two hours later than normal starting time. On delay days, breakfast will not be served. Busses will arrive at their stops 2 hours after their normal arrival time. In the event of a delay, please continue to check that the delay has not converted to a closure before heading to the bus stop.