School Closure and Delays

Hermiston School Closures

School closures and delays will be announced on the district home page. In the absence of any message, school will run on time, without delay.  Notification of closure/delay will occur prior to 6:00 AM.  Radio stations and news media will continue to be notified in these cases.


SchoolMessenger Phone Notification

In the event of a school closure, delay, or emergency situation, households will be notified prior to 6:00 AM via the SchoolMessenger notification service. The system will begin calling out at 5:30 AM, in order to reach all students and staff in a timely manner.

To ensure your phone number is accurate to receive these notifications, please contact your student’s school office and update your contact information.

The Hermiston School District also has several resources parents can proactively check for school closures in the case of inclement weather. Updates are made daily by 6:00 AM if there is a delay or closure for that day.

District Phone Message

You can retrieve school closure and delay information by dialing into our automated voice system at 541-667-6000. Pressing “1” will open the English menu, and selecting “1” again will direct callers to school closure, delay, and emergency information. To hear the information in Spanish, callers should press “2” for Spanish and then “1” for the information.


The district homepage banner will display the closure or delay information for the day, prior to 6 am. In the absence of a banner message, school will run on time, without delay.

Radio Stations

  • KOHU 1360 AM
  • KQFM 100.1 FM