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Emergency and Inclement Weather

Cascade Christian Schools makes every effort to make decisions on school delays and closures as early as possible. Decisions about late start or no school days, if not made the previous evening, as much as possible will be communicated by 6:00 a.m. using the ParentAlert System primarily and then, depending on the type of emergency, FlashAlert Messenger:

ParentAlert System: Text Messages

CCS uses RenWeb’s ParentAlert to send messages via text message in the event of an emergency or inclement weather. These alerts are automatically sent to the contacts on file in RenWeb. No registration is required. Please be sure your contact information is always up to date.

FlashAlert Messenger: Email and Messenger App

Additionally, parents may receive notifications by subscribing to FlashAlert Messenger. To receive notifications on your mobile device, download the FlashAlert Messenger App.

To view current alerts, click the FlashAlert button. FlashAlert

Note: Please make yourself familiar with the Emergency and Inclement Weather procedures in place for Cascade Christian Schools. These procedures are intended to ensure the safety of our staff and families, while continuing to provide high-quality care for our students.

It is always the parents’ decision as to whether inclement weather conditions prevent them from safely transporting their child to school. If parents believe that driving conditions are unsafe, they should report their child’s absence to the school.

If timing of the emergency permits, posting of snow delays or closure announcements will go on the FlashAlert website, which automatically updates the schools’ status to area radio and television stations.

Parents may view and receive notices regarding Cascade Christian Schools’ closure information by visiting, clicking Seattle/Western Washington, then South Sound Privates, and then Cascade Christian Schools.


Kindergarten Prep (KPrep) Through Grade 12

We use the following guidelines to make decisions regarding weather-related school closures:

Delayed start means:

  • There is no morning KPrep.
  • Kindergarten to grade 12 all start at 10:30 a.m. (This includes the elementary, junior high, and high school late-start days.) The junior high and high school campus will be open for drop-off at 10:00 a.m., with classes starting at 10:30 a.m.

A mid-day weather closure after school has begun for the day means that parents will be notified to pick up their students as soon as they are able. Childcare (early learning centers), Cougar Club Childcare, and Recreation activities will also CLOSE.

The FlashAlert website automatically updates the following local area radio and television stations of our schools’ status:

  • KOMO AM 1000, KIRO AM 710, KCMS FM 105, KCIS AM 630
  • KING-5 TV News and “Today” show


Childcare (Infant Through KPrep), Elementary Cougar Club Childcare, and Recreation Activities

During delayed starts: These programs will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (except for Puyallup Early Learning Center, which will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) unless otherwise specifically announced.

During school closures:

  • PUYALLUP EARLY LEARNING CENTER will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., unless otherwise specifically announced. All Recreation programs will be canceled and rescheduled.
  • FREDERICKSON ELEMENTARY Childcare and Cougar Club Childcare programs are CLOSED during school closures. All Recreation programs will be canceled and rescheduled.
  • PUYALLUP ELEMENTARY Cougar Club Childcare programs are CLOSED during school closures. All Recreation programs will be canceled and rescheduled.
  • McALDER ELEMENTARY Cougar Club Childcare programs are CLOSED during school closures. All Recreation programs will be canceled and rescheduled.

Please be aware that in the event of extreme inclement weather during non-school days (e.g., Christmas break, national holidays, summer break), the Childcare, Elementary Cougar Club Childcare programs, Thrive Summer Programs, and all Recreation programs may need to reduce operating hours or close. You may obtain further information by checking or by calling the campus elementary or early learning office.