Safety & Emergency Preparedness
Welcome to our Emergency Procedures Pages.
Below you'll find information pertaining to school closures. Please visit our Documents Page for specific emergency procedures as it pertains to overall emergency preparedness and school safety.
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SHORELINE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
PROCEDURES FOR EMERGENCY SCHEDULE CHANGES
2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR
In the event of a school delay or cancellation, families will be contacted by phone and/or email using our mass notification system. Please ensure that your contact information is up-to-date at your student’s school.
You may find school delay/cancellation announcements on local television and radio stations,
by calling our information line at 206.393.6111 or online at: www.shorelineschools.org, www.facebook.com/shorelineschools, or www.twitter.com/shorelinek12.
THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS MAY BE USED FOR EMERGENCY CONDITIONS:
1. SHORELINE SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED
- All schools will be closed for the day. All meetings, field trips, after-school activities, etc. will be cancelled for the day.
2. SHORELINE SCHOOLS OPEN - 2 HOURS LATE - BUSES OPERATING ON REGULAR or SNOW ROUTES
- All zero period secondary classes will be cancelled.
- K-12 Classes and Head Start will begin 2 HOURS LATE.
- AM Early Childhood Program, AM STEP Preschool, and out-of-district transportation will be CANCELLED.
- AM and PM Fixed Preschool, PM STEP Preschool and PM Early Childhood will begin at REGULAR TIMES.
- When schools open 2 hours late, the Shoreline Children’s Center and Extended Day sites will open 2 hours late as well (8:30 AM instead of 6:30 AM). Flexible classrooms will open at 8:30 AM. Fixed Preschools will begin at 9:00 AM.
Snow routes have been designed to avoid areas where hazardous road conditions exist. Click here to find the snow routes for your specific school. When snow routes are in effect, they will be used on both the morning and afternoon routes even if roads have cleared. There may be occasions when schools start at the regular times but “snow routes” will be utilized.
If it becomes necessary to close a school during the school day and send students home early, our mass notification system will be used to contact families by phone and/or email. A message will also be placed on the District homepage and social media accounts. Because a parent/guardian may not be at home if there is an emergency dismissal, they must make plans for an alternate place (neighbor/relative) for their child to go. Families should keep their emergency contacts up-to-date and discuss this alternate plan with their children so they know what to do in case of an emergency closure of schools. There will be no SPS after school daycare.
- If someone other than the parent will be picking up the child, parents should have already provided the school with the names of the individuals who are authorized to pick up the child. Unless an approved person picks up the child, the child will remain at school until the announced dismissal time.
- It may be necessary in some situations to close schools early and hold students at school until a parent (or authorized person) comes to the school to pick them up. In this case, there will be an announcement that students are being held at school and will not be sent home.
PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED HALF DAYS:
In case of an emergency situation arising on a scheduled district-wide K-12 early release day (e.g. staff/district planning), school will be cancelled.