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School Closure and Delay Notification Methods

School Closure and Delay Notification Methods

Kent School District has several different methods of notification when school is closed or delayed due to inclement weather.

Automated Phone Calls

Automated phone calls will be made early in the morning to the primary household number(s) for each family. Please ensure your contact information is current in the Skyward system.

In addition, it is recommended to provide a telephone option that will operate during a power outage. (Many landlines are now bundled with cable services and do not work during power outages.)

Emails via Skyward Family Acces

Emails will be sent to all parents/guardians and KSD accounts. Login to Skyward Family Access to ensure your contact information is current so you will receive all emergency and important communications. 

Kent School District Mobile App Notifications

Notifications will be sent through the Kent School District mobile app directly to mobile phones. If you haven’t already, download the free app from the AppStore or Google Play. Be sure to enable push notifications to receive the alerts.

You can choose to view the app in one of 77 available languages. Visit the app’s settings and select your preferred language to get started. Step-by-step instructions for Android users are available at

District and School Website Alerts

Alerts will be posted on the Kent School District and school homepages.

Social Media Updates

Updates will be shared on the District’s official social media accounts:



School weather closure information is available at You can create a FlashAlert Messenger account to receive email messages from KSD or other organizations. You'll also find FlashAlert Messenger in the iTunes store and Android Play to receive push notifications to your phone.

Local Media

KSD will notify local media of any closures or delays. Local radio and television news station information is listed below.

  • KOMO 4 TV 
  • KOMO 1000 AM Radio


  • KIRO 7 TV
  • KIRO 97.3 FM Radio