In District 49, our community expects timely communications, especially during safety concerns, like inclement weather. Because each weather-related call is based on current and forecasted conditions, we often publish a final decision early in the morning, rather than the night before. But when a weather forecast is severe enough, we may issue a decision the night before. With winter conditions uncertain and further observations necessary, our crews start evaluating road conditions at midnight. Decisions to close the district are often made by 4:30 a.m.While anyone can proactively check D49.org for updates, or watch for local media reports, below are options identified as fast and reliable methods for finding out when a districtwide delay or closure is announced. Please note, Banning Lewis Ranch Academy parents should use Flash Alert for texts and push notifications, knowing the school does not use the district's student information system.App push notifications: You'll want to make sure you've downloaded the D49 app from the app store. District 49 sends 'push notifications' for closures and delays. Make sure you've downloaded the app and changed your settings to allow for 'notifications'. Download the D49 app.
Parent Notifications: If you are a parent in District 49, you can enable "text/SMS" messages with your school administrative secretary. Ensure your parent account in PowerSchool has your correct, text/SMS capable cell number and that the account is checked "enabled" in PowerSchool. You'll receive our D49 alert messages for closures and emergencies.