SCHOOLS: Changes announced for Friday


With snow expected to start Friday afternoon, the first school change has just been announced:

SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Dismissing 75 minutes early Friday, regular transportation routes, after-school activities canceled.

(added 4:30 pm) HIGHLINE PUBLIC SCHOOLS: “All schools will be open and start on-time on Friday, February 8. Due to snow in the forecast, buses will stop at alternate stops before and after school.”

(added 7:18 pm) VASHON ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT: Early-release schedule Friday, evening activities canceled.

(added 7:18 pm) UW: Closing early tomorrow, staying closed Saturday – full details here.

(added 8:37 pm) SOUTH SEATTLE COLLEGE: Closing at noon Friday.

(added 9:17 pm) HOPE LUTHERAN: Noon dismissal Friday.

(added 9:17 pm) COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF WEST SEATTLE: 11:15 am dismissal Friday.

(added 5:11 am) KENNEDY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL: Dismissing at 11:30 am, closing noon.

(added 5:11 am) HIGHLINE COLLEGE: Closing at 1 pm.

(added 5:51 am) EXPLORER WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL: Early release, 12:30 pm.

(added 7:17 am) WESTSIDE SCHOOL: Early release – preschool/preK 12:45 pm, K-4 1 pm, middle school 1:15 pm.

(added 9:27 am) SEATTLE LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL: Early release, 12:30 pm.

(added 12:30 pm) HOLY ROSARY SCHOOL: Now closed, per texter.

(added 12:59 pm) OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE SCHOOL: Closing early and parents have been messaged to come get their kids, per texter.

(206-293-6302 text or voice if you have an announcement.)

8 Replies to "SCHOOLS: Changes announced for Friday"

  • Joe Z February 7, 2019 (4:26 pm)

    Some of the high-resolution models are showing the snow starting at NOON (!!!) with a quick hitting 2″ in the early afternoon, then a lull prior to the main event overnight Friday. Probably best to be home be 11 AM tomorrow to avoid the inevitable traffic nightmare…

  • Chris February 7, 2019 (5:05 pm)

    Joe Z – absolutely right.   That is what being asked to do is to be home by noon off the roads.    Perhaps by morning schools will revise their plans and keep everyone safe.   Hate to see kids, parents, drivers, and bus drivers caught in a potential mess tomorrow!!!!! 

  • Tony Welch February 7, 2019 (6:49 pm)

    My sons school, Hamlin Robinson is dismissing at 11:45 tomorrow. I expect to see the rest of the schools follow suit in short order.

  • Andover February 7, 2019 (7:08 pm)

    My daughter attends the UW and they sent out a message to students today saying they would close at 12:30 pm tomorrow and remain closed Saturday.  

    • WSB February 7, 2019 (7:12 pm)

      Thanks! We’ll check their page and link it.

  • Yeeee February 7, 2019 (9:32 pm)

    Omg i check the WSB sm and yay early dismissal tysm for letting us know!!there should be an app for the west seattle blog!! 😊 

  • ak February 8, 2019 (7:18 am)

    Highline will be out at normal 1:05 for a Friday. They’re telling staff to leave right after students leave – sounds like they’re closing campuses to encourage people out ASAP. It’s hard for those of us at schools on side streets that are all hills – we’ll see how this goes!!! :)

  • tophat topcat February 8, 2019 (12:55 pm)

    1:05 is normal time on Fridays for Highline middle schools.

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