SAFETY is the number one concern of Rainier Christian Schools. If you are at all concerned about the weather conditions where you live being unsafe, and you make a decision to keep your child home, the absence will be excused!

Please note: There will be no message posted if school is in session.

RCSD Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather before the start of the school day, RCSD may be delayed or closed. The announcements related to a school delay or closure are scheduled for release between 5 and 6 am on the following website, radio stations, and television stations:


  • FLASH ALERT—formerly called    Sign up today at FLASH ALERT!
  • Radio Stations: KCMS 105.3/FM  ·  KCIS 630/AM ·  KIRO 710/AM ·  KOMO 1000/AM
  • TV Stations: KING 5 News · KOMO 4 News · KIRO 7 News

Effective November 1, 2017, Rainier Christian School District will operate on the following inclement weather schedules.

Late StartAll schools will open at 10:00AMThere will be no Preschool. Childcare will be available at 10:00AM.  After school activities will remain scheduled.

CancelledAll schools are closed. There is no preschool, childcare, and all after school activities are cancelled.

During a Late Start schedule, please stay tuned for further updates. If weather conditions worsen, schools will be closed, and an updated announcement will arrive through the information channels shown above.

Early Closure

Should conditions change dramatically after school is in session, parents will be notified by text or email to come and pick up their student(s). High school students will be released only after the announcement to close is made.

We are fully aware that school closures or delays impact families’ work schedules, etc., but the safety of our children is a primary consideration in the decision-making process.