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Seattle Public Schools out 2 hours early today

January 17th, 2012 · Comments

Seattle Public Schools started two hours late on Tuesday morning, and now the district has announced that classes will dismiss two hours early.

All after-school activities are canceled.

We are cancelling all classes this afternoon because of recent winter weather. Buses in the north end are having difficulty on the roads. This will be operated as a two-hour early release. Weather patterns changed this morning in the north end of the District requiring us to dismiss classes early. We apologize for the inconvenience this caused today but predicting the weather is not an easy task. Safety is a top priority of our students.

SPS will send an automated phone call to all families notifying them of the two-hour early release. Families who are using childcare services at a school should contact the childcare provider directly for hours.

Seattle Public Schools is closely monitoring the weather this week, especially for school on Wednesday. Families will receive an automated phone call if school is cancelled.

Families can learn if there is a school delay or closure through:

  • local media (TV, radio stations, newspapers and blogs)
  • the District website at www.seattleschools.org
  • an automated phone call
  • the Public Schools Emergency Communications System at www.SchoolReport.org

For the latest weather updates, you’ve got a smorgasbord of options. Check out the weather blog of UW Professor of Atmospheric Sciences Cliff Mass; KING 5’s weather forecast; KIRO 7’s Stormtracker radar; KOMO4’s weather blogs and forecasts; and the National Weather Service.

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