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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 relations: for those professional news organizations needing assistance, contact media relations.

Communications Tools

The district utilizes a tool called SchoolMessenger to contact families with important reminders and urgent information. Learn more about how to manage family 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.

Latest District News and Announcements

Superintendent Jones, Mayor Harrell, and Governor Inslee talk with students in the school library.

Governor Inslee Visit to Ingraham

Seattle Public Schools (SPSSeattle Public Schools) and Ingraham High School were pleased to host Governor Jay Inslee today as he met with students and…

Gun Safety

The safety of our students, families, and communities is a priority.  As we head into the winter break, we encourage you to ask about the presence of unsecured guns in any home your child visits.

Flu and COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines including boosters at a Seattle Public Schools vaccination clinic for children and adults.

New Student Enrollment

Will your child be 5 by August 31? Will your family be new residents of Seattle? Registration will open for the 2023-24 school year on January 3.

Digital Athletic Tickets

Beginning Dec. 2, fans can also now buy tickets for Seattle Public Schools high school athletic games online!…
Students getting off a yellow school bus

Safety and Security in Schools

The Seattle Public Schools security personnel are proactive in preventing and responding to safety issues around the district. …