Seattle School District running two hours late

The Seattle School District issued the following statement.

February 9, 2009: All Seattle Public Schools will start two hours late today and buses will operate on regular routes. Due to weather concerns, all schools will start two hours late today. Buses will operate on regular routes. There will be no door-to-door service, no Head Start and pre-school, and no half day a.m. kindergarten or half day p.m. kindergarten. Full day kindergarten classes will be in session with a two-hour start delay. There will no before school breakfast service available.

14 Replies to "Seattle School District running two hours late"

  • jsrekd February 9, 2009 (6:18 am)

    That must have been the phone “call” I received from SPS this morning. There was no recording or message though….

  • wookie February 9, 2009 (6:55 am)

    zomg! the sky make dandruff, cancel everything.

    GOOD LORD! Really, they pushed it out 2 hours for this?

  • Claire February 9, 2009 (7:06 am)

    Does anyone know how I can get OFF the public school early morning phone list??? I do not have any children in school, and am getting really tired of these 6 AM phone calls!!! I have called the school district, but it doesn’t do any good.

  • Rhonda Porter February 9, 2009 (7:24 am)

    I hope our garbage is picked up this morning. ;)

  • austin February 9, 2009 (7:46 am)

    No garbage service this week for the rest of the week, they’ll be caught up by march though. I’m pretty sure the buses aren’t running either. Where are the plows?! Where is the salt?! I want my money back!

  • changingtimes February 9, 2009 (8:22 am)

    this is sooo embarressing! i had to call into work to tell them im running late due to the seattle public schools delay..they were like but theres barely any snow….im hoping other people with kids called in to :)

  • AD February 9, 2009 (8:25 am)

    I’m so glad I came and read this message on the WSB! I was just headed off to my school and had no idea.

    Unfortunately that’s what calling the district is like for me too. They send you in circles on the phone. I’ll ask around to see if I can find anything out. I wish I’d get a call saying school was delayed or canceled…

  • WSHSparent February 9, 2009 (8:29 am)

    Does anyone else grind their teeth when they hear Maria Goodloe-Johnson’s voice on the recorded message about school delay? I wish they would have someone less controversial/with more integrity make the recording!!

  • BobLoblaw February 9, 2009 (8:36 am)

    Claire: If your phone has the abilities you might start by blocking the number. Not sure if it comes through as different numbers each time, but it’s a start.

  • Que February 9, 2009 (8:53 am)

    BobLoblaw – That technique should work, it always comes through as the same number, 252-0000 (at least at my house).

    For a change, I was actually happy to get the Robo-wake-up call. Otherwise, I would totally be at the school now, wondering where everybody was, since it would not have occured to me that school was delayed for this amount of snow.

  • ellenater February 9, 2009 (10:07 am)

    2 hours late…lmao.

  • WSB February 9, 2009 (10:19 am)

    This did happen a few years back (I was often captain of school-closure coverage at the TV station – this required keeping track of MORE THAN 150 DISTRICTS around Western Washington) – there was ice/snow in the north end, nothing down here, but they had to delay everybody because the buses are so interconnected – TR

  • Claire February 9, 2009 (11:18 am)

    Thank you all for the suggestions. I don’t have number blocking on my phone, but tried calling again (the December call had no effect) and left another message, also discovered an email address from which I received an immediate reply and assurance that my number has been removed. We’ll see!

  • JH February 9, 2009 (12:08 pm)

    Hey Austin-good one!

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