School Closure and Delays

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School closures and delays will be announced on the district home page. In the absence of any message, school will run on time, without delay.  Notification of closure/delay will occur prior to 6:00 AM.  Radio stations and news media will continue to be notified in these cases.

SchoolMessenger Phone Notification

In the event of a school closure, delay, or emergency situation, households will be notified prior to 6:00 AM via the SchoolMessenger notification service. The system will begin calling out at 5:30 AM, in order to reach all students and staff in a timely manner.
To ensure your phone number is accurate to receive these notifications, please contact your student’s school office and update your contact information.
The Hermiston School District also has several resources parents can proactively check for school closures in the case of inclement weather. Updates are made daily by 6:00 AM if there is a delay or closure for that day.

SchoolMessenger has both phone and text capabilities. The district will send text messages in conjunction with phone messages. If you want to subscribe, simply text Y to 67587. If you are receiving text messages and want to unsubscribe, text STOP to 67587. If you do not wish to receive text alerts, please take no action.

Safety Center Mobile App

Safety Center:  The application on your personal device is voluntary. The district will utilize the system to push notifications in the event of inclement weather or other emergency related information to staff and parents. The application is free and available for Android and iPhones.

Your cell phone settings’ default may be set so that your notification is not enabled for the Safety Center application. You can change that by going to your phone settings. You will need to look for and select the Safety Center application, and allow notifications to be on.

For an informational flyer and directions on how to download the free mobile app, click here:

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District Phone Message

You can retrieve school closure and delay information by dialing into our automated voice system at 541-667-6000. Pressing “1” will open the English menu, and selecting “1” again will direct callers to school closure, delay, and emergency information. To hear the information in Spanish, callers should press “2” for Spanish and then “1” for the information.


The district homepage banner will display the closure or delay information for the day, prior to 6 am. In the absence of a banner message, school will run on time, without delay.

Radio Stations