WEST SEATTLE SNOW: Tuesday pm updates, including plans for Wednesday

WEDNESDAY SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS SO FAR: Seattle Lutheran HS, Hope Lutheran open at regular time … Seattle Public Schools, Highline Public Schools, Holy Rosary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, 2 hours late … Vashon Island SD 2.5 hours late … Westside School, 9:45 am start … South Seattle College, Explorer West MS, 10 am start …

(“Live” SDOT cam looking west at west end of West Seattle Bridge)

2:34 PM: Now that it’s past 2 pm, we’re starting to get word of changes for this afternoon/evening and beyond. Starting with:

WEST SEATTLE/FAUNTLEROY YMCA: Just in from executive director Shalimar Gonzales:

We are expecting another round of freezing temperatures tonight so all YMCA of Greater Seattle branches will be closing at 4:00 today to ensure that staff and community are able to get home safely. This means that. . .

Kids Corner (closed) at 1 pm
Evening swim lessons will be cancelled
No swim team practice
No basketball practice

Current plan for tomorrow:

All YMCA of Greater Seattle branches will open at 10 am on Wednesday, February 6th.

All morning swim lessons are cancelled
Group Exercise classes will start at 11 am
WS Kids Corner will operate with limited staffing, Fauntleroy Kids Corner will be closed

More updates as we get them. Please also note that beyond today/tomorrow, we’re getting some cancellations for events toward week’s end, given the unsettled forecast – we’ll do our best with publishing/updating as we get word.

4:19 PM: More Metro buses have returned to their regular routes – check here for the latest on yours. … Forecast says Friday night’s when that next round of snow is “likely” …

4:50 PM: First school announcement for Wednesday: Hope Lutheran planning to start @ regular time.

6:05 PM: Highline Public Schools plans to reopen schools on Wednesday, two hours late.

6:24 PM: Vashon Island School District two and a half hours late.

6:59 PM: Seattle Lutheran High School plans to reopen, normal time, tomorrow … Seattle Parks also expects its facilities to reopen: “Good news! We anticipate that our facilities will operate on their normal hours & with their normal programs tomorrow (Wed., Feb. 6) … For information on status of Child Care Programs, please refer to the Child Care Hotline: 206-684-4203.”

7:40 PM: Thanks to Joy for the heads-up. Seattle Public Schools has announced it plans to open Wednesday, on a 2-hour delay.

8:42 PM: Holy Rosary will start 2 hours late, no AM preschool, no BASE … Westside School will start at 9:45 am …Explorer West Middle School will start at 10 am.

8:54 PM: South Seattle College is also opening at 10 am Wednesday.

9:18 PM: OLG will start 2 hours late.

38 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE SNOW: Tuesday pm updates, including plans for Wednesday"

  • junctioneer February 5, 2019 (3:15 pm)

    With all these swim lesson cancellations, I wonder if the Y provides partial refunds.

    • Kate February 5, 2019 (4:24 pm)

      They provide a credit to your account :)

  • B February 5, 2019 (3:21 pm)

    Any updates on SPS for school plans tomorrow?

    • WSB February 5, 2019 (4:17 pm)

      Not so far – their newest messaging is still today’s closure.

      • B February 5, 2019 (4:57 pm)

        Thank you!

        • E February 5, 2019 (6:41 pm)

          Don’t worry!  You’ll get the same text, call and email the blog is going to get! 😖😂

          • WSB February 5, 2019 (6:54 pm)

            Media actually don’t get texts or calls – except those who also happen to be SPS parents/guardians. (It’s been a few years since our kid graduated, so we’re not in that group any more.) But the order in which the district sends out messaging seems to vary. In one case this week, the superintendent’s Twitter account sent the announcement 20 minutes before the general SPS twitter account. – TR

          • B February 5, 2019 (7:48 pm)

            Seattle Public Schools will start 2 hours late and will still get out an hour and 15 early for Wednesday early release schedule!

    • S. February 5, 2019 (7:46 pm)

      It’s two hours late, at least right now.

      • Jason February 5, 2019 (7:56 pm)

        WTH? 2 hour delay makes zero sense for tomorrow. The forecast indicates temperatures won’t even reach freezing until noon. Why bother? 

  • B February 5, 2019 (4:02 pm)

    Any update on SPS for school tomorrow?

  • Jon Wright February 5, 2019 (4:21 pm)

    Yes, the Y does provide prorated refunds.

  • MBP February 5, 2019 (5:35 pm)

    Any update on garbage pickup?

  • Pam February 5, 2019 (6:13 pm)

    Vashon School District on 2.5 hour delay. 

    • WSB February 5, 2019 (6:20 pm)

      Thank you!

  • ❄️ February 5, 2019 (6:18 pm)

    Why are public schools getting a 2 hour delay? And how come private schools like hope lutheran start at normal time

    • WSB February 5, 2019 (6:20 pm)

      Well, a one-location campus can rather easily assess conditions, while a district with dozens of locations has to take varying conditions into account.

  • Bus rider February 5, 2019 (6:44 pm)

    My Metro bus got on Hwy 99 at the new Dearborn ramp for the first time. It helped to have fewer cars on 1st Ave, but I like this commute.

  • Arbor Heights Mom February 5, 2019 (6:57 pm)

    Wildly appreciate of the Blog during weeks likes these and always. Thanks for your tireless service journalism!

  • Linda February 5, 2019 (7:12 pm)

    Yes ! Thank you, West Seattle blog ! Love love the blog since day one, best news source, best objective reporting and lighting fast ! All the best, L.

  • MercyMoi February 5, 2019 (7:41 pm)

    SPS just announced a 2-hr late start

  • A February 5, 2019 (7:41 pm)

    Seattle is 2 hour delayed tomorrow

  • Student February 5, 2019 (7:41 pm)

    SPS is delayed by 2 hours 

  • Hannah February 5, 2019 (7:43 pm)

    According to the forecast for Tuesday night, they said the snow could freeze due to the cold temperatures around 25° to 22°. Is that true? Do you think schools still have a possibility of closing last minute?

    • WSB February 5, 2019 (7:50 pm)

      Never say never – but the WS arterials look pretty good. However, keep in mind other parts of the city factor into the decisionmaking too.

  • 935 February 5, 2019 (8:37 pm)

    If no one has heard yet, SPS has a 2hr delay…End sarcasm

  • quinkygirl February 5, 2019 (9:13 pm)

    Is it icey out there? Has any one been on the roads in the last little bit?

  • Casey f. February 5, 2019 (9:17 pm)

    Do schools have to make up 2 hour delays? and would they still have an early dismissal at the end of the year?

    • Marianne February 6, 2019 (7:13 am)

      Casey F.-SPS students do not make up two hour delays.  I believe they will not have to make up an additional snow days as the ones built into the schedule have now been used.

      • Marianne February 6, 2019 (6:27 pm)

        I was wrong.  Extra snow days may have to be made up (from the teachers’ contract)Snow Make-Up Days. At least three snow days shall be scheduled, including the day between
        semesters, and the first two days following the last day of school in June. Additional snow
        make-up days may be added in June as necessary
        I seem to remember the last time this happened, the Superintendent did not make staff/students make up days beyond the built in snow days.

  • HP Resident February 5, 2019 (9:22 pm)

    Does anyone in Highland Park know if the 131 ran down 9th later tonight? Metro site says it’s still not servicing this area but I’ve heard the main roads are fine on 9th and HP way. Trying to figure out commute tomorrow. Thank you!

  • Kim February 5, 2019 (11:12 pm)

    The sand truck has gone up the icy hill by High Point Elementary several times tonight. Looks like they are serious about getting schools open tomorrow!

  • Wed commuter February 6, 2019 (4:45 am)

    Has anyone had a successful ride on the 56 since last Fri? 3 no shows last evening coming home from 3rd and Pike…haven’t been getting texts updates. 37 is down this morning again:( 

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