EUGENE, Ore. - School districts didn't have to cancel class on Monday after the first weekday snowfall of 2012: Schools were already closed Monday in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
With a series of storms forecast to march across the region before the weather warms up, more snow is likely overnight Tuesday. See also: wishes for snow.
So will the weekend last another day? >>> Check for local school closures
Most school districts and colleges share school delay and closure information via the FlashAlert system. Most try to get closures posted by 6:30 a.m.
The school closures are updated regularly on KVAL.com.
"This is to ensure the most current weather conditions are assessed," Eugene 4J School District says on the district website. "Decisions are made districtwide and are the same for every 4J school."
"In the case of bad weather conditions always double-check through the local media outlets," the Bethel School District suggests. "If you hear nothing about Bethel on local radio or TV it means that Bethel Schools are on a normal schedule."
Those decisions come after district staff have assessed the roads firsthand.
"If snow or ice is predicted, designated staff take to the road between 4 and 6 a.m. to assess travel conditions on the bus routes," the Springfield School District says. "They also take radar maps and forecasts into account. The goal is to determine by 6:30 a.m. whether schools will be closed, on delay, or operating as usual."
If school is open and you are snowed in, however, parents make the final call.
"However, the decision of whether to send your child to school always rests in your hands," Sprngfield advises. "If you do not feel that it is safe to transport your child to school, contact the school to let them know."