What if It Snows?
In inclement weather, Edmonds Community College typically makes decisions regarding emergency closures or class cancellations by 5 a.m. for day classes and 3 p.m. for evening classes (or as early as circumstances allow). Then we start getting the word out.
Alerts will be posted first to Flash Alert (formerly www.schoolreport.org) — sign up for email or text alerts — and then to the college website. Email alerts will also be sent via our Triton Alert system to students' EdMail email addresses.
The college seeks to stay open to fulfill its mission whenever possible — so, most likely, it will be classes as usual for the college — but individuals should protect their own health and safety. Take care of yourself and be safe!
Students, work with your instructors if you need to make other arrangements in an emergency.
Your college has been working on its emergency preparedness plans.
These are new: updated emergency procedures guides; maps showing building evacuation routes; red signs with numbered evacuation assembly areas; and campus maps showing the location of assigned assembly areas in parking lots, each one marked with matching red numbered signs. Take a look at these in your classrooms!
We’ve been training staff in each building to respond in an emergency and to lead evacuations. We’re using national standards for emergency response and preparing to keep students safe and to be a community safe haven.
The college posts emergency information and updates on the website and sends notifications to students via EdMail.