Air Quality Operating Status

Air Quality Operating Status Decision Making
Posted on 09/14/2020
This is the image for the news article titled Air Quality Operating Status Decision MakingWildfires continue to create unhealthy and hazardous air conditions locally and across Grant County. Royal School District will continue to make decisions regarding the operating status of our schools based on the recommendations of the Grant County Health District (GCHD). Currently, GCHD recommends that schools close for any in-person instruction if the Air Quality Index (or AQI) inside the school buildings is 150 or greater. Additionally, children and adults with respiratory conditions (and other sensitive groups) should remain at home if the AQI is 101 or greater. (More information and resources are available at www.airnow.gov/aqi/aqi-basics.)

How Are School Closure Decisions Communicated?

If weather conditions (snow/ice, air quality, etc.), unusual building circumstances, or other unforeseen activities occur during the night or day, Royal School District will make an announcement via the following communication methods:

  1. District website emergency overlay message (www.royalsd.org)
  2. District Facebook page announcement (www.facebook.com/RoyalSD.org)
  3. School Messenger automated calls to students’ families (“robocalls”)
    • NOTE: The message alerts will show caller Id (844) 822-2201. For this purpose, it is important that your student’s school office has up-to-date contact information.
To the extent possible, the District will post any notifications regarding modified operating status by 6:00 AM. Remember to hit the “Refresh” button on your device frequently for the most up-to-date information.