Departments

Communications

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)
tirobinson@seattleschools.org

Communications Tools

The district utilizes a tool called SchoolMessenger to contact families with important reminders and urgent information.

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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