School district info on weather closures, delays will be online

Independent staff report

If winter weather conditions require South Kitsap School District to cancel classes or have a two-hour late start to the school day, the information will be available through radio or TV stations or online sources, including the district website.

District officials will try to make a decision no later than 5 a.m. on those days. Depending on stability of weather conditions, the decision could be made the night before, which would allow notification of families and staff through the School Messenger automated calling system.

Families can register with the website to receive automatic email messages that are sent as soon as the district posts its decision to the Public Emergency Communications System.

If a two-hour late start is announced for a Collaboration Late Start Wednesday when classes would start 45 minutes later than normal, the two-hour late start will be based on the normal non-Wednesday schedule for all schools.

On two-hour late start days, there will be no morning sessions of kindergarten, special education preschool or Headstart, and there will be no midday transportation to school, so parents will need to transport their children for afternoon kindergarten and special education preschool.

On days when only limited bus routes are operating due to weather conditions, the same snow route stop locations will be used on morning and afternoon routes.

On two-hour late start days, bus pick-up times will be as close to a two-hour delay from printed schedules as is safely possible.

For more information, checkĀ  the SKSD website at

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