Here’s a How and Why to Weather Related School Closures in Southwest Everett

December 2, 2013

Everett, Everett Government

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Kids may be happy while parents may be worried. Here’s what both need to know.

Many kids who live in Everett attend schools in the Mukilteo School District. Here’s a great Q and A on weather related school closures from Andy Muntz at Mukilteo Schools…

Winter weather is in the forecast, which makes many people begin to wonder whether school will be canceled or delayed. Here are the answers to questions that people frequently ask when snow or ice is mentioned in the weather forecast.

How does the school district determine whether school is canceled, delayed or held on the normal schedule?

Can the decision to cancel school be made earlier so parents have more warning?

When school is canceled, what other events and activities are canceled?

When school is canceled, when will the school day be made up?

What determines if school is started late rather than canceled?

If schools start late, what does that also mean?

Why do buses operate on limited transportation routes?

When buses operate on limited transportation routes, do they operate on those routes all day?

Sometimes it seems that school is canceled when the roads aren’t that bad, or sometimes school is held when the roads seem hazardous. Why does that happen?

What if it snows after classes have started? Can school be dismissed early because of snow?

What is the best way to get information about school closures or delays?

What if there is no announcement of school closures or delays?

For kids in the Everett District here is a link to their emergency closure page including links to snow routes.

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