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With Winter Weather Approaching Make Sure You You Are Receiving MISD Notifications on School Closures and Delays

Hello Mercer Island School District Community,

The fall season is now in full swing with winter right around the corner. As we look forward to the approach of winter weather, we want to remind you where to look for school closure and delay information. The Mercer Island School District communicates information on school closures and delays in a variety of ways, all listed below. We have created a Snow Closure Information page on our website that explains the District’s inclement weather plan, how we decide to delay or cancel school, and provides the same communication information below.

  • FlashAlert- FlashAlert is the platform School Districts use to communicate school closure information to local TV and radio stations. You can sign up to receive a FlashAlert email and/or text. You can download the FlashAlert mobile app on iOS or Android and enable the app to send you push notifications on school closures and delays. 
  • Text Messaging- Families can opt-in to receive text notifications from our School Messenger system about school closures. To receive text notifications, first, we recommend you log-in to your Skyward account, select “Family Access”, and click on the ”Skylert” link to verify your cell phone number is listed correctly to receive text notifications. The instructions on this “Skylert” instruction sheet (PDF) show you how to confirm your cell phone number. Once you have verified your number in “Skylert” you can text “Y” to 67587 to receive notifications from School Messenger, as these instructions show (PDF)
  • Email- Our School Messenger system will send an email to District families and students about closures. 
  • Website- The MISD website will show information.
  • Social Media- MISD social media platforms will be updated with information. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
  • Local Media- Local radio and TV stations also will provide information regarding school closures.

Weather this time of year can be unpredictable, so we know our communication tools need to be predictable, to help our community navigate the inclement weather.

We would also like to remind you that Winter Break is from December 19 to January 2, with students returning to classrooms on January 3. There will be no school during winter break. 


MISD Communications