Getting the news about bad weather

You can get PPS weather-related delay and closure information in several places:

  • On the PPS home page, PPS Inside and all school websites.
  • Like us on the PPS Facebook page
  • Follow us on Twitter @PPSConnect for school, district and emergency news.
  • Rapid Broadcast phone calls in all supported languages to the PRIMARY number listed on your student’s registration paperwork. Report phone number changes to your school office.

If you do not already have one, you will need to set up a Twitter account. PPS created a Quick Reference Guide showing how to open a Twitter account.

PPS decision-making process

Go to the Student Transportation webpage to learn how PPS decides to delay or close schools and other important information. View Snow Routes & Schedules for Buses. Remember to add two hours to the bus times in the event of a two-hour late start.

FlashAlert

PPS also uses the Flash Alert service to relay emergency closure information to news media. Flash Alert allows anybody to receive the same alerts the news stations do, but PPS cannot guarantee their delivery. (To receive text messages from Flash Alert, you must check the box indicating that texts may not be delivered if your carrier views them as Spam.)