Weather Alert Reminders

Summary: If weather conditions make a schedule change necessary, the district will communicate the decision in several ways.

Inclement Weather or Power/Internet Service Outages

Seattle Public Schools closely monitors weather conditions and will inform students, staff, and families of any updates impacting the school day as early as possible.

Due to the possibility of power/technology outages, bridge outages, damaged power lines and tree limbs, there may be school bus delays and changes to the lunch menu as a result. We also ask that you use caution when traveling to work or school. Please give yourself plenty of travel time.

When determining if school schedule changes are necessary, Seattle Public Schools officials carefully monitor forecasts and work with city and county officials on information related to weather and road conditions.

Stay Informed

SPS encourages families to stay informed during inclement weather.

If weather conditions make a schedule change necessary, the district will communicate the decision through the following methods and in this order:

  1. TV and Radio Stations: Checking the local television or radio stations is an effective and efficient way to find out if there is a schedule change.
    1. Local TV stations: TV KOMO 4, KING 5, KIRO 7, Q13 FOX
    2. Radio: KOMO AM 1000, KIRO 97.3 FM
  2. District Social Media: Facebook SeattlePublicSchools and Twitter @SeaPubSchools
  3. District and School Websites: We post school schedule updates to the district and school websites.
  4. Phone calls, emails, and text messages: Families will receive a phone call, email, text message, and mobile app notification, however other communication channels may be faster to check.

Update Contact Information

Families are encouraged to update contact information to prepare for winter weather.

From time to time, winter weather may change the normal schedule at your student’s school.

As winter approaches, now is a good time to review how you will receive urgent weather information from Seattle Public Schools and how to manage your communication preferences.

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