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Category: School closures & delays


School closures reported for Wednesday

UPDATED: 7:11 a.m.

Here are public school changes.

• Auburn School District

• Bethel School District

• Carbonado

• Clover Park School District

• Dieringer School District

• Eatonville School District

• Enumclaw

• Federal Way Schools

• Fife School District

• Franklin Pierce School District

• Issaquah School District

• Kent School District

• North Thurston School District

• Olympia School District

• Orting School District

• Peninsula School District

• Puyallup School District

• Steilacoom schools

• Sumner School District

• Tacoma School District

• Tumwater School District

• University Place School District

Community colleges and university

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Friday’s school delays and closures

Here is the latest information about Friday’s school delays and closures in the South Sound:

MORNING CLOSURES/DELAYS, updated at 11:20 a.m.


Bethel School District: 2 Hours Late. Buses Operate on Snow Routes. No Half-Day Kindergarten. No Preschool. No ECEAP/Head Start. PCSC – No A.M. Classes. No Out-of-District Transport. No Late Start/Early Release Programs.

Clover Park School District: 2 Hours Late. No Out-of-District Transport. No Half-Day Kindergarten. No A.M. or P.M. ECEAP.

Fife School District: 2 Hours Late. No Out-of-District Transport.

Lakewood School District: 2 Hours Late. No A.M. or P.M. Preschool. No A.M. or P.M. ECEAP. Buses

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Updated: Thursday’s school delays and closures

Here is the latest information about today’s school delays and closures in the South Sound:

AFTERNOON CLOSURES/DELAYS, updated at 3:25 p.m.

Bates Technical College: Evening classes canceled.

Clover Park School District: Evening activities canceled.

Clover Park Technical College: Campus closing at 3 p.m. Evening classes and activities canceled.

Federal Way School District:
Evening activities canceled.

Green River Community College: Campuses will be OPEN for evening classes beginning at 4 p.m. today.

Kent School District: Evening activities canceled.

Pierce College: Classes after 5 p.m. have been canceled, and campuses are closed.

Saint Martin’s University: Main campus

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UPDATED: Snow cancels after-school activities

UPDATE, 3:15 p.m.

Tacoma Community College: Evening classes at all locations are canceled.

UPDATE, 2:43 p.m.

Orting School District: Afternoon and evening activities canceled.

South Puget Sound Community College: Evening classes at the Olympia campus and the Hawks Prairie Center are canceled. No classes after 5 p.m.

UPDATE, 1:23 p.m.:

Tacoma Public Schools: All after-school activities are canceled today for elementary and middle school students. For high school students, after-school activities will end at 4:30 p.m. Otherwise, schools will dismiss at their regular time today, and buses will operate on their normal routes.

UPDATE, 1:32 p.m.:

Bates Technical College

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Bethel School District running 2 hours late today

Classes are starting two hours late this morning in the Bethel School District because of power outages from the overnight storm.

All AM or PM kindergarten, preschool, ECEAP/Headstart, late start/early release programs are canceled. There will be no out-of-district transportation. Pierce County Skills Center AM sessions are also canceled.

Bethel spokeswoman Krista Carlson told The News Tribune there was a report of five to six schools without power this morning.


UPDATED: Public, private schools and colleges closed Tuesday

Local schools have announced that they will not hold classes Tuesday due to the inclement weather.

The following lists have been updated as of 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The public school districts that are closed are: Auburn, Bethel, Bremerton, Clover Park, Dieringer, Eatonville, Federal Way, Fife, Franklin Pierce, Kent, North Thurston, Olympia, Orting, Peninsula, Puyallup, Steilacoom, Sumner, Tacoma, University Place. Vashon Island and Yelm Community Schools.

The private schools that are closed: Anne Wright Academy, Bellarmine Prep, Cascade Christian Schools, Charles Wright Academy, Chief Leschi Schools, Concordia Lutheran in Tacoma, Gig Harbor Academy/Our School, Holy Rosary in

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CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED: Snow, ice prompt school delays, changes

Here’s the latest school delays and closures as of 3:50 p.m.:

EARLY DISMISSAL: The Peninsula School District will dismiss students early and have buses on emergency routes this afternoon. All after-school activities are canceled.

The Puyallup School District has announced that all high school and junior high school students will be released one hour early. Buses will drop off students one hour early at their regular bus stops. Elementary schools will be released at their regular times.

The Federal Way School District will dismiss high schools at 12:45 p.m., middle schools and K8 schools at 1:45 p.m. and elementary schools

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