Communications has confirmed to me that there is the possibility that some seniors (not a lot) may have to go to school on a Saturday in May in order to be sure they have the 180 instructional hours to graduate. They are still looking at things, trying to figure it out and as soon as they decide, I will update you.
KUOW reports on bell times.
John Hay Elementary had a shelter-in-place yesterday afternoon because of a vague threat that was phoned in. Parents who pick up their students had to line up to get their child as the school was not allowing parents to park in front.
From the principal of Hay(partial):
This school year, several schools around the state have received a
female-sounding automated voice. The voice indicates they intended to
shoot up the school. Each time law enforcement has investigated and
determined that the call has been a hoax.
Unfortunately, schools and other institutions sometimes get these types
of phone calls and as a school community we respond and err on the side
Apparently most kids were not phased (although a few parents thought it might have something to do with Intergency which is located nearby - it did not).
Talk about banning books to the nth degree, a great story about a student who handed out a "banned" book.
A great story about a teacher who learns - years later - how much she influenced a student (for the good for someone else.
Friday funny from teachers with a sense of humor - a last shout-out to the great work that teachers do.