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Wellpinit School District

Inclement Weather Procedure SY23-24

1. The Transportation Director and administration study the weather forecast daily to foresee any upcoming weather events.


1.    The Transportation Director and administration consult the night before a forecasted severe weather event.

2.    The Transportation Director commences driving school district roads.

3.    The Transportation Director and administration consult Tribal Police and monitor county Road reports, Spokane news, and surrounding school districts to monitor conditions and status.

4. If the report is severe enough, the Transportation Director and administration will make the call as early as the night before or by 4:30 a.m.

5.   The Transportation Director may call County/Tribal Officials to inquire about the road clearing timeline/schedule.


1.    School status decisions will be based on student, staff, and bus driver safety first and foremost.

2.    The decision may call for a 2-hour DELAY or SCHOOL CLOSURE based on the weather forecast for the day and/or road conditions.

3.    Decisions will be made before 6 am when at all possible to do so.


1.    School Messenger system

2.    Facebook

3.    Parent Email

4.    Local News stations that receive our communication


·         Breakfast will not be served on a day with a 2-hour delay

·         “Snow Routes” may be used in unique circumstances

Health and Safety Information Resources
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

988 Call or Text

Call or Text 988 & Press 4 for Native & Indigenous People

988 Suicide & Crisis Life Line: 988 you can call text or chat. Deaf or hard of hearing, and TTY users: dial 711 then 988

988 and Press 4 Looking to speak to someone who is knowledgeable about trauma and traditions of Native and Indigenous peoples of Washington State. Call 988 and Press 4

Suicide Prevention WA:

Depression, Anxiety, or Counseling: Website:

Eating Disorders: Website:

Substance Abuse: Website:

Wellpinit School District Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) Coordinator is Ellen Schwannecke

Wellpinit School District Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) Coordinator is Ellen Schwannecke

For information please contact 509-258-4535, ext. 02113 or email at

Notice of Openings:

The Native Youth Community Project is looking for community members who would like to come into our schools to help support students. The time commitment, schedule, and activities are flexible, but could include things like helping in a classroom, sharing a story or activity, mentoring, or simply being a positive presence.

Please contact the school principals to discuss opportunities and compensation.

We've seen the difference it makes when the community is involved in schools and we will continue to explore and develop more opportunities for collaboration. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with other questions or ideas.

Wellpinit School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator/Title IX Officer, Terry Bartolino,terryb@wellpinit.orgPO Box 390, Wellpinit WA 99040. 509-258-4535. Section 504 Coordinator Julie Filer,jfiler@wellpinit.orgPO Box 390, Wellpinit WA 99040. 509-258-4535

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