Emergency notification options
If winter weather conditions – or other circumstances -- have you wondering about the status of operations at Spokane Community College, Spokane Falls Community College or the Institute for Extended Learning, you’ve got options for getting updates.
Here are your options
Dial 533-3303 to reach the Community Colleges of Spokane Operations Hotline. If CCS operations are affected by severe weather, or any other type of emergency, the hotline is updated, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Note: It’s a looping message, so there may be a delay as calls are answered in the order they’re received.
CCS Operations Update (CCS website)
Log on to www.ccs.spokane.edu In the event of an emergency, updates on CCS operations will be posted to CCS website home page as they become available. These messages also will be relayed to websites managed by SCC, SFCC and the IEL.
CCS Alerts (E-mail and text messaging)
This e-mail and text message system is available by subscription. Once enrolled, you’ll receive e-mail and/or text messages regarding CCS emergency operations as they are generated. You can enter as many e-mail addresses and cell phone numbers as you like. To sign up, click on the CCS Alerts promo on the CCS website or your college/IEL site and follow the prompts (Note: Be sure to have your SID and PIN number handy!)
Note: If you are a CCS Alerts subscriber and have changed your cell phone service provider, you’ll need to re-subscribe, even if your number has not changed. Just log on, remove your old information and update with your current service.
In the event CCS computer systems are disabled and we lose the ability to communicate via the website, CCS Operations Update, a CCS operations blog, can be activated to provide up-to-date operations-related information.
If possible, CCS also informs local news media about weather- related school -- and other --closures and delays. This includes our three primary television stations (KREM-TV Channel 2, KXLY-TV Channel 4 and KHQ-TV Channel 6), plus radio stations KXLY-AM 920, KGA-AM 1510, KDRK-FM 93.7, and KPBX-FM 91.1.