CCS emergency communication

If winter weather conditions – or other circumstances -- have you wondering about the status of operations at SCC, SFCC or our off-campus locations, you’ve  got options for getting updates:

CCSAlerts (E-mail and text messaging)

This e-mail and text message system is available by subscription. Once you’ve signed up, 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 have changed phone service providers since first enrolling in CCSAlerts, you must re-subscribe even if you kept your original telephone number!

NEW! Twitter

CCS now has a Twitter account -- @CCofSpokane! Follow us on Twitter for operations updates in the event of snow-related closures or other issues affecting CCS operations.

Operations Hotline

Dial 509-533-3303 to reach the CCS 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  In the event of an emergency, updates on CCS operations are posted to CCS website home page as they become available. These messages also arerelayed to websites managed by SCC, SFCC and the IEL.

Local media

If possible, CCS also informs local news media about weather-related -- and other – school 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, KQNT-AM 590 and KPBX-FM 91.1.

CCS Operations Blog

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.

Questions? Contact the CCS Marketing and Public Relations Office, 434-5150.