Instant alerts to your computer or phone
PPS 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.
The district has set up a Twitter feed to relay closure, delay and emergency information – directly from PPS – at no cost. You may sign up to receive the free emails and/or text messages at Twitter. Simply search PPSAlerts and click "follow".
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 either online or via text message.
To receive text message alerts, simply text @portlandschools to 23559.
Decision making process
Check out the Student Transportation webpage for more information about how PPS decides to delay or close schools, school building elevations and other important information.