Northshore School District
2013–14 Snow/Ice/Emergency Bulletin


Emergencies such as inclement weather, power outages and bad road conditions can alter school schedules and affect bus transportation. The decision to close or delay schools is made by the superintendent as early as possible, usually around 5:30 a.m. Early dismissals will occur only if a delay in dismissal significantly increases hazards. In the event an early dismissal is required, it is important that you have an emergency plan in place with your child(ren).

The decision to close schools or delay start times will be announced on www.schoolreport.org and most radio and television stations. Families will be notified using the district's automated telephone messaging service. You may also call the district information line at 425.408.6001, beginning at 6 a.m., for school closure information.

Emergency make-up days will be added to the end of the school year.

If “Northshore School District #417” is not mentioned during the newscast, it means schools are open, with buses operating as normally as possible. If Northshore is mentioned, one of the following situations will be announced:

1. “2 hours late, normal bus routes” means:
•   Buses start 2 hours late on normal routes
•   All partial programs cancelled
•   No half-day kindergarten (a.m., p.m.), Sorenson ECC, preschool/pre-k or Head Start
•   No out-of-district transportation
•   No elementary band/orchestra, zero-period, satellite or ninth grade classes at the high schools
•   No after-school athletics or activity trips
•   All-day and extended-day kindergarten operate on the elementary schedule

2. “2 hours late, snow bus routes” means:
•   Buses start 2 hours late on snow routes (www.nsd.org/nsdtransportation)
•   All partial programs cancelled
•   No half-day kindergarten (a.m., p.m.), Sorenson ECC, preschool/pre-k or Head Start
•   No out-of-district transportation
•   No elementary band/orchestra, zero-period, satellite or ninth grade classes at the high schools
•   No after-school athletics or activity trips
•   All-day and extended-day kindergarten operate on the elementary schedule

3. “On time, snow bus routes” means:
•   Buses start at normal time on snow routes (www.nsd.org/nsdtransportation)

4. “Closed” means:
•   All district schools closed
•   No out-of-district transportation
•   No after-school/evening activities, athletics or band/orchestra

Snow bus route locations are available online, www.nsd.org/nsdtransportation, or by contacting the Transportation Department, 425.408,7900.

Changing conditions may cause the district to alter the status of school. Listen to radio and television for the latest information.
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