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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

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Culinary Services Jobs

Culinary Services is hosting job fairs at multiple locations this summer.
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Academy for Rising Educators

ARE is a program that helps seniors and recent graduates, SPS staff, and community members earn their teaching certificate.
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Celebrating Class of 2022

From kindergarten to college, we salute the Class of 2022 for making it to this milestone.    …
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North Queen Anne School Blackboard

Construction workers found a peek into history when a demolition team uncovered a surprise hidden behind a wall at North Queen Anne School.
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Kingmakers Crowning Ceremony

The Office of African American Male Achievement celebrated the Kingmakers and Student Leadership Council this month.

Gun Safety

Summer Gun Safety  Seattle Public Schools’ top priority is the safety of students, families, and communities. During summer break and into the school year, we encourage you to ask about the presence of unsecured guns…