• Inclement Weather Information

    Notification Methods for School Closures or Delays

    If inclement weather makes a schedule change necessary, the decision will be communicated through the following methods:

    Phone calls and email: Automated phone call and email to parents or guardians for each family. Please be sure your contact information is up to date.

    Web and Social Media: The home page of the Seattle Public Schools' district and school websites will publish schedule changes.

    Local media outlets:The district will notify local media of any closures or delays

    The SPS Transportation's Ice and Snow Transportation Planpdf icon offers details about inclement weather procedures, timelines and resources.

    School buses in the snow. 2007. Image by Mark Goebel
  • Option School Choice Fair

    Representatives from SPS option schools helped answer questions about option schools at last year's first annual Option School Fair.

    Cleveland STEM high school students and teacher.
  • Cedar Park Community Meeting

    On December 15, 2016, Cedar Park Elementary will hold its first community meeting after being designated an option school.

  • Dr. Nyland's Letter to Families Regarding 2017-18 Potential Budget Deficit

    The Washington State Legislature’s failure to adequately address public education funding may result in a significant budget shortfall next school year. In 2017-18, the district’s ability to serve students in the way they deserve will be challenged. Unless the Legislature takes appropriate action to address school funding, the district has a projected deficit of approximately $74 million for the 2017-18 school year. This is the largest budget deficit we have faced since the late 1970s and has the potential to erode many of the programs, supports, and services students are currently receiving.

  • Gratitude and Opportunities

    I know that the district’s vision of every student prepared for college, career, and life is possible, but it is only possible through relationship and partnership. It is only possible when we are united in our commitment to each and every student’s success. So, I want to take this opportunity to thank you. Thank you for your commitment to Seattle Public Schools and to our students. Thank you for believing in public education

    Dr. Nyland with community partners at the State of the District
  • School Schedule Recommendations for 2017-18

    To improve K-12 students’ academic access and achievement, the Seattle Education Association (SEA) and Seattle Public Schools (SPS) agreed to add 20 minutes of core instructional time to the school day starting in the 2017-18 school year. This action also brings our instructional hours into alignment with other districts in the region.

    In addition, SEA and SPS agreed to add teacher collaboration time into the work day to support common planning time and improved student outcomes.

    Thank you to the 11,000 plus family members, teachers, principals and community partners who responded to last month’s survey on how to add 20 minutes to the instructional day and provided guidance on when to implement the one hour of teacher collaboration time per week.

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