Pigeon Point – West Seattle Blog… https://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Wed, 15 Aug 2018 02:42:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 UPDATE: Power’s back on at Pathfinder K-8; what City Light says about outage (and flicker elsewhere) https://westseattleblog.com/2018/06/powers-back-on-at-pathfinder-k-8/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/06/powers-back-on-at-pathfinder-k-8/#comments Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:21:45 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=920018 9:21 AM: Thanks for the tips about a power outage at Pathfinder K-8 on Pigeon Point. It never did show up on the City Light map so we tried calling the school – just got through and they tell us it WAS out but just came back on.

10:12 AM: We asked City Light about the outage. Here’s what Tony White can tell us about it so far:

There was a short outage this morning for some customers in the West Seattle/Delridge area due to a momentary outage on a feeder line coming from the Delridge Substation. It’s possible the outage at Pathfinder K-8 was related to this feeder outage, but not yet confirmed.

Crews have yet to determine the cause of the feeder outage, and are currently investigating to ascertain what happened. When they conclude their investigation of the feeder outage, they will be more informed about the possible cause of the Pathfinder outage. … They are currently walking the lines investigating the feeder outage, which has the potential to affect numerous customers if it were to happen again. When outages occur, City Light’s response prioritizes life safety first, followed by emergency services and then by repairs which will bring the largest number of customers back into service.

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West Seattle light rail: What Sound Transit said, and was asked, at Pigeon Point Neighborhood Council https://westseattleblog.com/2018/06/west-seattle-light-rail-what-sound-transit-said-and-was-asked-at-pigeon-point-neighborhood-council/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/06/west-seattle-light-rail-what-sound-transit-said-and-was-asked-at-pigeon-point-neighborhood-council/#comments Wed, 13 Jun 2018 04:27:03 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=919309

(Sound Transit slide deck from Pigeon Point meeting)

By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

Sound Transit‘s West Seattle light-rail line is either going to skirt Pigeon Point or tunnel through it, so the PP Neighborhood Council invited ST in for a briefing.

The briefing and ensuing Q&A took up most of last night’s semimonthly PPNC meeting, with about 50 people in the Pathfinder K-8 cafeteria to get an abridged version of what’s been unfolding over the past 5+ months.

ST’s Andrea Burnett and Stephen Mak, both working on the West Seattle line plan, were invited. He presented the backstory first on the Sound Transit 3 vote setting up a draft plan for a 4.7-mile extension to West Seattle, to open in 2030, with a new rail-only bridge over the Duwamish River, and three stations in WS.

By early next year, the current planning process is expected to result in a proposed “preferred alternative” for environmental study. The process is going into the second of three “levels,” as we’ve been chronicling in our coverage of the three groups through which everything is being filtered – the Stakeholder Advisory Group, the Elected Leadership Group, and the Sound Transit Board.

Mak also recapped the feedback so far – 2,800 comments in “early scoping,” for starters. And he reviewed the five West Seattle alternatives that emerged in Level 1 review (they start at page 17 in the slide deck you can see atop this story or here, 9 MB PDF).

Mak also quickly recapped feedback from the May “neighborhood forum” in West Seattle; he didn’t mention that it was held after the Stakeholder Advisory Group had already made its recommendation on which options should move forward and which should not. The SAG recommended continuing to review the “Oregon Street” and “Pigeon Ridge” options; the Elected Leadership Group subsequently agreed with that and also added back the “Golf Course” version provided federal “Section 4(f) impacts” (using parkland) could be avoided.

Mak explained “there are still opportunities to mix and match” components of multiple alternatives and showed an example (page 37 in the slide deck).

Burnett said “staying engaged” is important and you can do that by calling or e-mailing (wsblink@soundtransit.org, 206-903-7229) as well as talking with ST at summer events such as the Morgan Junction Community Festival next Saturday and West Seattle Summer Fest July 13-15. Another round of neighborhood forums is planned later in the year, so watch for the announcement of a date/time/place for West Seattle.

In Q&A, Pete Spalding asked about costs, and Mak said estimates are being prepared in hopes of helping everyone “make an informed decision.”

Next question: If an option is chosen that involves tunneling under Pigeon Point, would that be like “earthquakes all the time?” Too soon to say, Mak replied.

Where would the tunnel go? It would come out onto Genesee, around the Youngstown area.

How wide of a swath would be affected, whether by tunnel or elevated? In a tunnel scenario, said Burnett, they would obtain certain rights from a homeowner over the route without the house being condemned. Above-ground, it’s hard to say. Potentially affected property owners would be notified twice in the Environmental Impact Statement process, Mak said. Then during design, ST would be notifying and talking with property owners.

So how do you weigh property impacts vs. other impacts? It won’t be a “pure financial decision,” explained Mak – they’ll gather comparative information and present it first to the Stakeholder Advisory Group, then the Elected Leadership Group.

The next question sought clarification on how the Pigeon Point neighborhood would be affected in all remaining options. ST engineers are looking at that, Mak said. “Someone just drew a line and didn’t know if it would be possible?” was the followup. Reply: Yes.

If light rail arrived on/over north Delridge Way SW, would it be high enough that the businesses would be able to stay there? ST doesn’t know yet, Mak replied. Depends on where the columns would be. “Most of the time there are no structures under our guideway.” How wide is the guideway? someone asked on followup. Go look at Northgate, Mak suggested.

What’s the hard date for a decision, and what if the elected officials in the Elected Leadership Group turn over – what if their replacements have different views? There wasn’t really an answer for that.

What about noise? They’ll be studying mitigation for that in the environmental review.

How many homes would be affected? asked a person who said she had heard specific numbers. ST’s not to that point yet.

Given the federal “4f” concerns (parkland could only be used if no other alternatives were workable), so it’s easier to “take a neighborhood than take a golf course”? was one question. Basically, yes.

How would construction affect neighborhood access, given that Pigeon Point only has two access points? Too soon to say, Mak said, but they would work with the neighborhood. Would Delridge be closed at some point? was one followup. Still too soon to say – but Burnett suggested “talking to another neighborhood” that’s gone through the ST light rail process.

How high would the columns be? Mak wouldn’t get into specific numbers but said the “purple alignment” would be lower. So would a golf course alignment. The “Oregon Street” alternative would be the highest. Another person followed up on that – particularly the possibility of 150′ height – and wondered if ST has anything near that height right now. (Not quite.)

Next question was about costs. Mak said he didn’t have any of that info handy but some is online.

What about mitigating congestion before this is built? The RapidRide H Line on Delridge is no longer a sure thing because of the Move Seattle levy reset, Spalding noted.

Park-and-hiding came up. Seattle code doesn’t allow a park-and-ride structure, said Mak, but for example, on his last project in Bellevue, they worked on neighborhood permit parking to try to alleviate the problem.

After about an hour, the ST session wrapped up, and everyone was again urged to stay involved.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR LIGHT-RAIL PLANNING: The Stakeholder Advisory Group meets 5-8 pm June 20th (ST board room downtown, 401 S. Jackson, open to the public but there’s no comment period).

Two other items from earlier in the meeting:

ACKNOWLEDGMENT: Southwest Precinct operations Lt. Ron Smith is retiring soon, as reported here last month, and was acknowledged with a hearty round of applause.

NEXT MEETING: In August, Pigeon Point gathers for Night Out, street party at 20th/Dakota on August 7th! The next more-standard-format will be in October.

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MONDAY: Sound Transit talks light rail @ Pigeon Point Neighborhood Council https://westseattleblog.com/2018/06/monday-sound-transit-talks-light-rail-pigeon-point-neighborhood-council/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/06/monday-sound-transit-talks-light-rail-pigeon-point-neighborhood-council/#comments Sun, 10 Jun 2018 23:45:08 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=919178

One of the concepts still under consideration for Sound Transit light rail in West Seattle has the working title “Pigeon Ridge/West Seattle Tunnel.” The first part of that is actually a reference to the Pigeon Point neighborhood in northeastern West Seattle, and tomorrow night (Monday, June 11th), the Pigeon Point Neighborhood Council hosts ST reps during its meeting, for a briefing and Q&A. All are welcome; it’s at 7 pm at Pathfinder K-8 (1901 SW Genesee).

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HE DID IT AGAIN! 15th anniversary of Laps With Lou at Pathfinder K-8 for Make-A-Wish https://westseattleblog.com/2018/06/happening-now-15th-anniversary-of-laps-with-lou-at-pathfinder-k-8/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/06/happening-now-15th-anniversary-of-laps-with-lou-at-pathfinder-k-8/#comments Fri, 01 Jun 2018 18:25:03 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=918309

11:25 AM: Under a sunnier-than-forecast sky, atop Pigeon Point, Lou Cutler embarked on his 15th annual round of benefit birthday laps two hours ago:

He’s volunteered for Make-A-Wish since 1996, and Laps With Lou raises money for the organization. This year, those cheering Lou – and the students/staff who run with him at one point or another during the day – include his brother, visiting from Portland. And his chief cheerleader/kid wrangler/sidekick is again teacher Andy Darring:

We’re heading back up to check on how things are going on what Lou again declared to be “the best day of the year.” All are welcome to stop by, observe, run, walk, or you can help by donating online.

12:05 PM: As of our stop, a bit past halfway there!

2:03 PM: Success! But first, the last lap, with everybody at Pathfinder invited out to join Lou on the track:

67 laps, 11+ miles, in 4 1/2 hours.

Asked if he’ll be back for 68 next year, Lou replied with a resounding “yes!”

We’ve been covering Lou’s laps for a decade now, including video in 2010, the first one after Pathfinder moved from Genesee Hill to Pigeon Point.

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FRIDAY: Lou Cutler’s birthday run at Pathfinder for Make-A-Wish https://westseattleblog.com/2018/05/friday-lou-cutlers-birthday-run-at-pathfinder-for-make-a-wish/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/05/friday-lou-cutlers-birthday-run-at-pathfinder-for-make-a-wish/#comments Thu, 31 May 2018 22:59:10 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=918249 (WSB photo, June 2017)

Since this will likely get started before our usual morning highlights list goes live, we wanted to remind you about an annual event tomorrow that you are invited to join or support – retired Pathfinder K-8 PE teacher Lou Cutler‘s annual birthday run for Make-A-Wish. In June, Lou turns 67, so he’ll be circling the Pathfinder field on Pigeon Point 67 times. It’s just one way he supports Make-A-Wish>, whose official news release for this year’s run calls him a “wish-granting superstar.” He’s volunteered for the group for more than 20 years; this is his 15th year of Laps with Lou. If you can stop by the Pathfinder field at 1901 SW Genesee tomorrow, you’re welcome to join the run – as most of the school’s students and staff do at some point during the day – or just cheer him on! You can also donate online in honor of his dedication and the kids who have unforgettable experiences as a result. He expects to get going around 9 am, and last year the run went past 1 pm.

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COUNTDOWN: 15th anniversary of Laps With Lou at Pathfinder to help Make-A-Wish https://westseattleblog.com/2018/05/countdown-15th-anniversary-of-laps-with-lou-at-pathfinder-to-help-make-a-wish/ Thu, 24 May 2018 21:05:58 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=917576 (WSB photo, June 2017)

Looking beyond Memorial Day – one of our favorite annual West Seattle events is happening a week from tomorrow. Retired Pathfinder K-8 P-E teacher Lou Cutler returns to the school on Pigeon Point on Friday, June 1st, to run laps raising money for Make-A-Wish – one lap around the field for each year he’ll be celebrating on his upcoming birthday. This year – the 15th anniversary of “Laps With Lou” – that’s 67 laps! He’ll start around 9 am, with most of the school joining him, and continue through most of the day (last year he wrapped up around 1:45). You’re invited to be there to cheer him on and/or join in the run and/or pledge online! Pathfinder is at 1901 SW Genesee.

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SATURDAY: Citywide disaster drill including three West Seattle hubs, and you can help! https://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/saturday-citywide-disaster-drill-including-three-west-seattle-hubs-and-you-can-help/ Fri, 27 Apr 2018 03:40:38 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=915085 (WSB photo from hub drill last July)

From Pigeon Point to High Point to Fauntleroy, three local Emergency Communication Hubs will be participating in a drill this Saturday morning, 8:30-noon – to prepare for something everyone hopes will never happen. And you can help! We’ve mentioned it a few times before, and here’s the official announcement:

Imagine there is a major power blackout covering Seattle and the metro area. There is no cellular phone service. No one knows the cause of the outage or knows when power and cell service may be restored. Emergency generators at hospitals and other essential service providers can only last as long as there is fuel. How would the region communicate?

This is the scenario behind the “Power Out, No Bars” exercise that Seattle ham radio operators and designated emergency Hub volunteers throughout the City will be testing. The Seattle Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS), a volunteer organization operating under the auspices of the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, and the Seattle Emergency Communication Hubs, a grass-roots, neighborhood network of community members, will jointly conduct the citywide communications exercise.

The drill simulates the day after an unexplained failure of grid power and cellular service, with no updates on when either would be restored. Because the Hubs are the major residential and business resources for neighborhoods, situational awareness, resource coordination, and communications between the Hubs, ACS, and the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) are critical.

The key goals of the exercise are:

*Activate several neighborhood Communication Hubs and Seattle ACS, emphasizing reliable, efficient, accurate message management and documentation. Exercise participants will use voice as well as data communications via radio, throughout the city.

*Demonstrate, practice, and assess the ability to communicate up and down the various levels of the response structure, based on the Incident Command System (ICS), which spells out a hierarchical, yet flexible, means of managing emergency situations.

*Build strong working relationships among Emergency Communication Hub members and ACS members, through team problem solving and practice.

Exercise Scenario

In an event such as the one this exercise portrays, the neighborhood Hubs would mobilize to assist with the immediate needs of residents, especially those who may need emergency services. The ACS would also have activated shortly after the scope of the outage was known, with sector sites around the city providing situation reports and helping coordinate emergency and logistical responses.

“In a citywide or regional event, people will need to go to neighborhood gathering places to find access to information and start matching resources and skills to what is needed” said Cindi Barker of West Seattle, one of Seattle’s Hub Captains.

“Power Out, No Bars is the latest in a series of emergency exercises that have helped our membership continually hone their skills and upgrade, deploy, and test their equipment,” said Mark Sheppard, founder and director of ACS. “This is critical to improving our ability to be more effective and be better prepared to face a real emergency or natural disaster.

Here are the West Seattle hubs participating:

*Pigeon Point Hub, 20th Ave SW & SW Genesee St
*High Point Hub at Neighborhood House, 6400 Sylvan Way SW
*Fauntleroy United Church of Christ Hub, 9140 California Ave SW

You are invited to stop by and observe, or participate, 9 am-noon Saturday. For more background info – West Seattle’s hubs are explained here; the citywide hubs here; you can find out more about Amateur Radio here.

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BETTER READY THAN SORRY: Disaster drill April 28 to focus on power-outage scenario. You can help! https://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/better-ready-than-sorry-disaster-drill-april-28-to-focus-on-power-outage-scenario-you-can-help/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/better-ready-than-sorry-disaster-drill-april-28-to-focus-on-power-outage-scenario-you-can-help/#comments Sat, 07 Apr 2018 04:40:11 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=913351

(WSB file photo from past drill)

Early heads-up in case you can help – three weeks from tomorrow, neighborhood volunteers could use your help during another disaster drill. Here’s the announcement:

Imagine if all power and normal communications were down – what would you do?

Come see what your community is doing to be prepared.

Join us in a simulated full city power outage field exercise of the Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs and the Seattle Auxiliary Communication Service

April 28, 2018, 9:00 am – noon

Join us as a participant or a volunteer!

Emergency communication hubs – predetermined meeting places you would go for information in case of a catastrophic loss of regular communication – will be “activated” citywide for the drill, including three in West Seattle. Show up at one of them to be part of the April 28th drill:

Fauntleroy United Church of Christ (9140 California SW)
High Point Neighborhood House (6400 Sylvan Way SW)
Pigeon Point (20th SW/SW Genesee)

Even if you can’t participate in or even observe this drill, check the West Seattle hubs map to learn the location nearest you, just in case:

You’ll find more West Seattle-specific preparedness information at westseattlebeprepared.org.

P.S. To sign up in advance as a volunteer/participant, or if you have a question, e-mail info@westseattlebeprepared.org.

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FOLLOWUP: New girls’ lacrosse team plays its first game in West Seattle https://westseattleblog.com/2018/03/followup-new-girls-lacrosse-team-plays-its-first-game-in-west-seattle/ Sun, 25 Mar 2018 03:03:28 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=912266

In blue, meet your Southwest Lacrosse Club Titans girls’ team, taking the field for the first time ever, this morning at Pathfinder K-8 on Pigeon Point.

As reported here earlier in the week, it’s a relaunch of the Titans’ girls’ program, and all the players are from West Seattle.

It was a spirited game – and it ended with the Titans on the losing side against the Wolfpack (in purple), whose girls won 6-5, but you could argue the new team, coached by Ayesha Cochran, is a winner, no matter what.

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WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Wednesday night gunfire on Pigeon Point https://westseattleblog.com/2018/03/west-seattle-crime-watch-wednesday-night-gunfire-on-pigeon-point/ Thu, 08 Mar 2018 11:25:22 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=910842 (UPDATED 11:23 AM with more info from SPD)

3:25 AM: The High Point incident wasn’t the only confirmed gunfire in West Seattle on Wednesday night – about an hour earlier, someone shot at this car at 23rd SW and SW Andover on Pigeon Point. Its owner posted in the WSB Forums and shared the photo by request. “Looks like three rounds went through; two through the window and another through the hatch under the right of the Legacy tag,” he reported. Other cars reportedly were hit too. We’ll also be seeking followup information on this later in the morning.

11:23 AM: The full report isn’t yet available but SPD media-relations Det. Mark Jamieson confirms that three cars were damaged, the Subaru (in the photo) most seriously. “No known suspect description,” he adds. So far there is no indication of any link to the evening’s other gunfire event.

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Fire response on Pigeon Point https://westseattleblog.com/2018/01/fire-response-on-pigeon-point-2/ Mon, 15 Jan 2018 03:38:30 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=906289 Seattle Fire units are arriving at a house in the 4000 block of 23rd SW [map] on Pigeon Point. The original call was for a short-lived basement fire, already out when SFD was dispatched, and everyone is reported to have gotten out, but crews are checking out a possible gas odor. They’ve confirmed the fire is out and are ventilating the basement. They’re also checking out one person reported to have suffered burns.

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MURAL RENEWAL: How Pigeon Pointers spent their Sunday https://westseattleblog.com/2017/08/mural-renewal-how-pigeon-pointers-spent-their-sunday/ https://westseattleblog.com/2017/08/mural-renewal-how-pigeon-pointers-spent-their-sunday/#comments Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:29:40 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=891797 Thanks to Pete Spalding for the photos and report:

Parents from Pathfinder school and members of the Pigeon Point Neighborhood Council did a repainting project today.

About two years ago this mural was painted in the intersection of 21st Ave SW & SW Genesee. Over the last two years the mural has faded with normal traffic wear and a nearby construction project a couple of months after it was first completed. So today it was “refreshed.”

We were fortunate that with the change in the weather the project was able to be completed.

Here’s our report on the original mural painting, in July 2015.

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UPDATE: Lou Cutler’s Make-A-Wish fundraising run, ‘greatest day of the year’ https://westseattleblog.com/2017/06/happening-now-lou-cutlers-make-a-wish-fundraising-run-greatest-day-of-the-year/ https://westseattleblog.com/2017/06/happening-now-lou-cutlers-make-a-wish-fundraising-run-greatest-day-of-the-year/#comments Fri, 02 Jun 2017 16:40:02 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=884630

9:40 AM: That’s Lou Cutler finishing his first lap a short time ago at Pathfinder K-8, where the retired PE teacher celebrates his birthday every year by running one lap for each year of his age, as a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish.


(Lou and chief cheerleader/wrangler Teacher Andy, pre-run)

This morning, speaking to students and others just before starting his 66-lap day, Lou declared it “the greatest day of the year”:

We’ll be checking back at Pathfinder (1901 SW Genesee if you want to stop by and join in – and here’s his donation-drive link).

12:51 PM: We’re back at Pathfinder. After a little more than three hours, Lou’s finishing Lap 53 of 66.

Students filter in and out throughout the day – while Lou and teacher Andy were close to alone on the field, we’re told a couple of Pathfinder grades are about to rejoin them. The laps so far total 9 miles, we’re told.

1:42 PM: Minutes ago, Lou finished the 66th lap:

Loud cheers and chants of LOU! LOU! LOU! echoed around the field. And then, the victory photo:

Lou’s been a “wish-granting” volunteer for MAW for more than 20 years, even longer than he’s been doing this run. His actual birthday is later this month, so he’s still only 65, and as he started the second-to-last lap, with that number, he hollered, “A great year to be alive!”

P.S. And yes, he says he plans to do it again next year.

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Lou Cutler returning to Pathfinder K-8 for annual Make-A-Wish fun(draising) run Friday https://westseattleblog.com/2017/05/lou-cutler-returning-to-pathfinder-k-8-for-annual-make-a-wish-fundraising-run-friday/ https://westseattleblog.com/2017/05/lou-cutler-returning-to-pathfinder-k-8-for-annual-make-a-wish-fundraising-run-friday/#comments Tue, 30 May 2017 16:22:58 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=884295

(WSB file photo)

Showers or shine, this year’s edition of Laps with Lou is on for Friday! That’s the latest from retired Pathfinder K-8 PE teacher Lou Cutler, who will return to the Pathfinder field on Pigeon Point this Friday for his annual Make-A-Wish fundraising run. It’s linked to his birthday, so every year he runs one lap for every year he’s celebrating, and this year that’ll be 66 laps! Students and staff join Lou throughout the day, and you’re invited to come to Pathfinder to be part of it too. He plans to get started at 8:45 am this Friday (June 2nd). He’s been doing this for 18 years, and pledges have raised more than $66,000 to grant wishes for local children with life-threatening medical conditions. Lou himself has not only been raising money for Make-A-Wish but has also been a volunteer wish-granter for 21 years. Whether or not you can be at Pathfinder (1901 SW Genesee) Friday to cheer him on and/or run a lap yourself, you can donate to Make-A-Wish in his honor by going here.

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UPDATE: Pathfinder K-8 ‘shelter in place’ ends https://westseattleblog.com/2017/03/pathfinder-k-8-principal-explains-why-school-was-sheltering-in-place/ https://westseattleblog.com/2017/03/pathfinder-k-8-principal-explains-why-school-was-sheltering-in-place/#comments Fri, 31 Mar 2017 18:43:11 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=878716 11:43 AM: An out-of-place car led to a decision to have Pathfinder K-8 on Pigeon Point “shelter in place” today. Here’s the letter just sent to families by principal David Dockendorf:

I want to share with you an incident at Pathfinder K-8 this morning that prompted me to call a Shelter In Place as a precautionary measure for safety of our students and staff. Overnight, a car was driven on the pathway between our playground and 21st and runs through the greenbelt. I called 911 and the District Safety and Security team to inform them that the car ended up deeply buried in the mud and that there was a man sitting in the driver’s seat. When I went to investigate the situation, I talked to the man for a few minutes and his behavior appeared to be somewhat erratic and disjointed. I notified him that 911 had been called.

After conferring with the Safety and Security department, we made the decision to go into Shelter in Place out of an abundance of caution. During a Shelter in Place, we lock all doors, we keep all students inside the building/classrooms. Teaching and learning continues; students may use the bathroom, and middle school students can switch classes as normal. Within the classrooms we ask that teachers close the window blinds and lock their classroom doors. Lights remain on and teaching continues as usual.

I have communicated with all teachers regarding the incident and have asked them to speak with their students.

The police have been dispatched to the incident and are expected to arrive shortly.

I am proud of how calmly teachers and staff have talked with our students to help make them feel safe and secure and that when incidents arise like this; the safety and security of our students is a top priority and we have a plan and protocol we follow closely. I anticipate calling the Shelter in Place off once the police arrive and ensure the area is safe.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,
David Dockendorf

1:50 PM: The “shelter in place” ended at 12:20 pm – our apologies for not adding this update sooner; the school sent a second update to families (and to us) at that time.

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