MIddle/High Schools Close at 12:35 p.m. Today

Update: C&I Policy Meeting has been canceled.

NW Regional Meeting at Ingraham tonight has been canceled.

Be careful out there. Congrats to all the elementary kids: Snow Day!


Anonymous said…
FYI - All the elementary and K-8 schools are closed this week for conferences.

The wake up call at 6:20am was pretty awful. I don't have any middle or HS kids, so I didn't even need the info.

Anonymous said…
Yes, the auto dialer has ceased to be amusing, I want off the list!!

Josh Hayes said…
The autodialer just told me that "all school activities after 12:15 today are cancelled" -- it goes on to say that this includes parent-teacher conferences and all after-school and evening "activities".

I guess this means the meeting at Ingraham tonight is probably also kaput?
Maureen said…
Autodialer just told me that all activities at schools after 12:35 today (including conferences) are cancelled, so I'm thinking the Ingraham meeting will not happen.
Maureen said…
Josh and I are on the same wavelength I guess, and share an autodialer!
Josh Hayes said…
Yay us!

And you guys were dissing the autodialer. See how well it builds community? :-)
John said…
6:20? Glad I got to sleep in until 6:24 to find out that other people's kids are out of school early today. The idea was that we would sleep in a little since OUR KID IS IN 1st GRADE AND THEY DON'T HAVE SCHOOL ALL WEEK!
That was REALLY irritating.
Charlie Mas said…
From the District web site:

"Monday, Nov. 22 - Middle and High Schools will Dismiss Early at 12:35 p.m.; All activities after 12:35 p.m. are CANCELLED

Since weather conditions are predicted to continue to change throughout the day and additional snow is expected, we have decided to end all Seattle Public Schools activities as of 12:35 p.m. today.

That means:

1. Middle school and high school students will be dismissed at 12:35 p.m. as announced early this morning.

2. No parent-teacher conferences will be held at elementary and K-8 schools after 12:35 p.m.

3. No after-school or evening activities.

4. Tonight's Student Assignment Transition Plan Northwest region meeting at Ingraham High School tonight has been canceled and will be rescheduled.

We will monitor conditions closely overnight and make a decision by 5:30 a.m. tomorrow morning about operations for Tuesday.
Charlie Mas said…
The Board's web page also says that the C & I meeting is "Cancelled for safety concerns due to adverse weather conditions."
h2o girl said…
the first half of last school year I received district autodials - then for some reason around January or so i stopped getting them. l now get the messages via email - they send a link which plays the audio message. I have no idea why it switched mid-year, (I did not request anything) but it's rather nice, actually.
Sleepy said…
Anybody know how to get off the autodial list? The SPS website was a wild-goose chase.
Elizabeth W said…
Oh how I would love it if they had a text message option for these messages!
ArchStanton said…
Well, as much as I complain about paying private school tuition, I do appreciate that their systems are in place. Email, RSS, and text updates about school closures and already a decision to close school tomorrow due to expected freezing temps on top of the snow.
ArchStanton said…
...and no 6am robo-calls
Patrick said…
It just doesn't seem like it should be that hard to give the 6 AM wake-up call only to families of middle-school and high-school students. I was really going to enjoy sleeping an extra hour.

At first, I liked the idea of the robocalls, when they were just for closures or early dismissals that weren't scheduled ahead of time. But now they are using them 4-5 times a week.
seattle said…
The principal of our high school uses robo calls for Friday updates every week, and any and all special events at the school. We also get robo calls anytime our kid is late or misses school, even if we have notified the school as to his absence and excused it. Generally, I don't mind them, but 6AM, is more than annoying.
Tim said…
Elementary parents probably shoudl have gotten the call - after all, the reason the kids are off is so the parents could have conferences. Therefore, they needed the call to tell them not to drive to school for a conference. clearly, since the scheduling of conferewnces is letf to the teachers, they could not have expected all the thousands of appointments to have been reported centrally just so some people could sleep in. Really, how many complaints would there have been if they had to drive across town in the snow and find a closed building?
Districts (like mayors, apparently) are screwed by snow around here. They are criticized whether they cancel or hold events in these conditions.
Anonymous said…
SPS closed tomorrow.
Patrick said…
Tim, the elementary parent conferences that were canceled on Monday were the ones after 12:30. You don't need to call at 6 AM to cancel a 12:30 appointment. It seems like there should have been few enough that the individual teachers could have called the parents they were actually scheduled to meet, and then they could have rescheduled at the same time.

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