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    Districtwide School Closures

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    April 6, 2020 Closure Update

    On Monday, April 6, 2020, Governor Inslee made an emergency proclamation extending the closure of all schools through the end of the school year. As a result, Seattle Public Schools will not reopen our school buildings for the 2019-20 school year as we had hoped. Read the news announcement.



    March 12, 2020 Closure Update

    All schools closed through April 24, 2020. Following Governor Inslee’s emergency proclamation on March 12, all Seattle Public Schools will be closed through at least April 24.

    All school building activities including school day instruction, child care, preschool, athletics/sports, health services, enrichment, etc. are canceled until further notice.

    For more information on the district’s COVID-19 response, please visit the coronavirus disease news announcement page.


    March 11, 2020 Closure Update

    Starting Thursday, March 12, Superintendent Denise Juneau and the Seattle School Board will close Seattle Public Schools for a minimum of 14 calendar days as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently guides. This necessary action is an effective way to disrupt widespread infection.

    Beginning Thursday, March 12, all school building activities including school day instruction, childcare, preschool, athletics/sports, health services, enrichment, etc. are canceled until further notice. Wednesday, March 11, childcare and extended day supports will continue as planned.


    March 10, 2020 Closure Update

    Cleveland STEM High School

    A Cleveland staff member’s health is being monitored in response to their exposure to the coronavirus or COVID-19. The staff member, out of an abundance of caution, has been directed by their health care provider to stay home under self-quarantine.

    The staff person has not been diagnosed with COVID-19 at this time.

    To enable the complete cleaning of Cleveland High School the school will be closed March 11.

    Typically, district custodial staff would be deployed this evening to disinfect the school, however due to staffing capacity and the number of schools that need to be disinfected, the cleaning needs of Cleveland could not be met tonight.



    Aki Kurose Middle School

    On March 10, an Aki Kurose Middle School staff member was lab confirmed with COVID-19.

    In an abundance of caution, Aki Kurose Middle School will be closed until further notice. We are working directly with Public Health Seattle and King County and will follow Public Health’s recommendations when making decisions to reopen the school. Disinfectant and cleaning of the building and learning spaces will follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.

    This is a map of how traffic flows for by Aki Kurose. The directions are in the text that follows the image

    Food distribution for all students will be available starting March 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the school campus. Food will be distributed Monday through Friday for the length of the school closure. Student food can be picked up on the school campus at the north driveway between the school building and park. Please enter the driveway from 39th Avenue South and exit on 42nd Avenue South to pick up lunches if you are driving.