Planning for winter weather conditions
With reports of potential bad weather this winter, we want to update you on how information about school delays and closures is communicated to the community. When we are expecting snow or inclement weather, a central office team continually monitors conditions across the district. That includes having staff drive some of the streets that are typically more treacherous in snow and ice. After consulting with other agencies, a decision is made about whether to delay school by 2 hours or if a closure is necessary. That decision is typically made by 5:30 a.m. We communicate in the following ways:
· Information is immediately sent to all TV and radio stations
· Information is posted on http://www.seattleschools.org
· 24-hour news and information line at 206 252 – 0207
· SchoolMessenger – we place SchoolMessenger calls to all families and staff
During cold and icy weather, please ensure your child(ren) are dressed appropriately, including hats and gloves, as they may need to wait longer for the bus than usual.