In the event of changes in school routines or schedules due to weather related or other emergencies, Kelso School District works closely with the Kelso Police Department, Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Department and Department of Emergency Services to ensure the safety of all students.

Emergency late starts, early dismissals, sheltering-in-place and evacuations are announced on local radio stations, the district telephone information line, the Family Access Message Center, the Internet, and through a service called FlashAlert.


Although we do make information available to Portland television stations, they limit the amount of detail we can publish. For more detailed information, please listen to our local radio stations:

KLOG 1490 AM
KEDO 1400 AM
KBAM 1270 AM
Rocket 107 FM
Magic 105 FM

School District Information Hotline

Call 360-501-1990 for recorded information

Online Emergency Link


Family Access Message Center

Parents/Guardians signed up for Family Access will automatically receive an email alert in the event of an emergency. Click here for more information about Family Access.

Flash Alert Notification System

Patrons subscribed to FlashAlert can receive both emergency reports and non-emergency news releases from Kelso School District by email or as cell phone text messages. To subscribe to this service (at no cost to you) or update an existing subscription, click the subscribe link below.
Subscribe to Flash Alert