Frequently Asked Questions

HOW CAN I CONTACT TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, OR OTHER STAFF?
Each building has a searchable directory.

HOW WILL PARENTS GET NOTIFICATIONS?

Phone calls, Email, Text, Facebook, District App - Google App Store  Apple App Store
***If you are not receiving information, please contact your student's school.***

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A JOB WITH WHITE SALMON SCHOOLS?
See our employment page for information about current job openings and application procedures. You will find links to current certified (teaching) positions, as well as classified (non-teaching) openings.

WHEN AND WHERE ARE SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS HELD?
School Board Meetings are generally held the fourth Thursday of each month. Meetings begin at 7 pm. When scheduled, Board Work/Study Sessions will be held from 6pm-7pm prior to the meetings. You can attend meetings in-person at the Columbia High School library or via Zoom.

NEW Board Agendas, Minutes, and Materials can be accessed through the White Salmon Valley School District BoardDocs homepage.

HOW DO BUILT-IN SNOW DAYS WORK?
Because our district has traditionally had to close for a few days each year due to inclement weather conditions, we began building snow days into our school calendar a few years ago. These "built-in snow days" allow us to plan with more accuracy for end-of-the-year activities such as high school graduation and the last day of school, allowing a little flexibility in the middle of the year without negatively impacting the end.

The school calendar has "snow days" scheduled into it. If there are no school days missed due to snow or other reasons before those dates, there will be no school on those days. If school days are missed due to snow (or other unforeseen circumstances) before then, then those will become regular school days to make up for those missed. If more than three days are missed due to snow, days missed to could be added to the end of the school year in June to create 180 days of school, potentially having an impact on the ending day for school. Students and parents should be aware of possible changes in these school/no school days when planning trips or vacations.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT LATE STARTS OR SCHOOL CLOSURES DUE TO SNOW OR OTHER WEATHER?

Many local news media are notified as soon as the decision to delay or close schools due to weather or other events is made. See our page on Snow and Other Closures for a list of media sources and information on how the decision is made.