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    Public Affairs and Communications

    The Public Affairs Department provides expertise in strategic communications, media relations, social media, crisis communication, and content creation. It is our goal to ensure families, staff, community members and the media receive accurate and timely information.

    The team helps:

    • Share information about our schools and students through multiple forms of media and in many languages.
    • Build capacity for school and central staff to share information through newsletters, websites, social media, phone messages, and community gatherings.
    • Provide clear and timely crisis communications during inclement weather, natural disasters, or other emergencies.

    Media Relations

    Media Contact: Tim Robinson, Lead Media Relations Specialist
    206-252-0203 (desk); 206-465-5404 (cell)

    Communications Tools

    The district utilizes a tool called SchoolMessenger to contact families with important reminders and urgent information. Read about how to update your communication preferences.

    Urgent Communications

    Seattle Public Schools prioritizes student safety. It is our goal to prevent emergencies from happening, therefore all lethal or potentially lethal statements, whether verbal or written (including electronic) are to be taken seriously and investigated. Because all emergencies, such as natural disasters can't be prevented, we also want to be prepared to respond effectively. Read how the district and schools will contact you with urgent information.

    Contact Us

    Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Contact Public Affairs


    Social Media

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