West Seattle snow: School closures/changes for Friday 12/20/13

December 20, 2013 at 5:27 am | In Announcements | 15 Comments

UPDATED 8 AM: School closures/changes for Friday, December 20, 2013 – please e-mail us your changes/closures at editor@westseattleblog.com

PUBLIC:
Seattle Public Schools: 2 hours late, no Head Start, no AM or PM kindergarten/preschool. Buses on snow routes, no out-of-district transportation. The 1-hour early release plan for today IS still in effect, per district e-mail.
Highline Public Schools: CLOSED today, but offices open
Vashon School District: 2.5 hours late, no AM kindergarten

PRIVATE
Explorer West Middle School (WSB sponsor): Late start at 10 am
Holy Rosary School: Late start at 10:25 am
Hope Lutheran School CLOSED
Kennedy Catholic High School CLOSED
Our Lady of Guadalupe CLOSED
Seattle Lutheran High School: Late start at 10 am
Shorewood Christian School: Late start at 10 am; no pre-K
West Seattle Montessori: CLOSED
Westside School (WSB sponsor): Late start at 9:30 am

SOUTH SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: 2 hours late

15 Comments

  1. Between Alaska and Admiral, I’d say we have 1.5 or 2 inches.

    Comment by NeighborMom — 6:06 am December 20, 2013 #

  2. It is so ridiculous to even hold school today. Parents have to juggle all of this for three hours of school that includes lunch break??? Really?

    Comment by fering — 6:26 am December 20, 2013 #

  3. Just adding it up and thinking the same thing. Three kids, three schools– dropping off at 9:30, 10 and 11:15, then picking up at noon, 2:30 and 3:30. And I’m supposed to be working today.

    Comment by Anne — 6:41 am December 20, 2013 #

  4. Just stay home and be safe! It is your life.

    I use to think Mom was silly for refusing to drive in snow. She told her employer if they wanted her to work when it snowed they would have to drive her to and from. Some days they did, but usually she could just stay home safe and warm.

    I can’t tell you how many near misses I have had over the years driving in snow in the Seattle area. Now I do not drive in snow either.

    In the scheme of your life, missing a day of school or work is a teeny tiny drop in the ocean.

    Comment by Kay — 6:59 am December 20, 2013 #

  5. No school at West Seattle Montessori

    Comment by Kelsey — 7:07 am December 20, 2013 #

  6. Seriously, 2 hour delay on an early dismissal day? Save the gas money on those buses and just call the whole thing off.

    Comment by Halyn — 7:15 am December 20, 2013 #

  7. SPS once again showing how poorly run they are and how little they comprehend the big picture. So sad.

    Comment by snowmonger — 7:19 am December 20, 2013 #

  8. For people who are criticizing SPS for continuing with school today, even though it will be a late start and an early dismissal, please know that if school were canceled entirely today, it would count as a snow day that would need to be made up in June. I’m not above criticizing the district, but I actually agree with their decision to continue with school today, given the make-up issue. Also, it’s still early in the winter, and we don’t know how many more serious snow days might lie ahead.

    Comment by wsneighbor — 7:36 am December 20, 2013 #

  9. Honestly, I would rather have extra days at the end of June. The delayed starts completely wreck your day. My schedule is completely whacked now.

    Comment by Halyn — 8:02 am December 20, 2013 #

  10. @wsneighbor – Spending 3 hours in class can hardly count as a day. They are not trying to benefit the kids but need to count the day for funding.

    I know a lot of parents that are not even going to bother with school today. they will home school for a couple hours and get more work done.

    Comment by wsea — 8:11 am December 20, 2013 #

  11. Shorewood Christian is still saying 10am start. (didn’t see them listed)

    Comment by Jason — 8:18 am December 20, 2013 #

  12. Thanks, Jason – I actually added them a couple mins before your comment, they had JUST sent word. Or maybe that was you texting us.

    Comment by WSB — 8:25 am December 20, 2013 #

  13. You have got to be kidding that people are going to keep their kids home and “home school” them for one day. HA!

    Comment by k — 9:08 am December 20, 2013 #

  14. @k – I must be a crazy parent to be responsible and take over when the schools cant teach. sorry you don’t feel the same way. To each his own.

    Comment by WSEA — 11:40 am December 20, 2013 #

  15. Attendance was way down today. Many families just kept their kids home. I must say it made for a lovely day for staff and attendees alike! Lots of Winter Fun for the kids who showed up. And no makeup day. YAY!

    Comment by karen anderson — 6:06 pm December 20, 2013 #

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