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Tuesday’s school closures and Western WA. travel times

Western Washington got dumped on Sunday night and most of Monday, reaching several inches of snow. Sadly some driving mishaps out there for commuters heading in or out of the Seattle area.

Many of you have seen that some non-arterial roads (neighborhood and side roads) are still not plowed. WSDOT worked hard last night, continuing to keep employees around the clock plowing busier roads such as I-5 North and Southbound, Hwy 99/509, and East and Westbound of I-90.

With the poor road conditions, many opted to stay home and as a result, Tuesday continues to have significantly less driving times.

West Seattle to Bellevue timing out roughly 20 minutes, Everett to Seattle 30 minutes, Issaquah to Seattle 16 minutes. Northbound Olympia to Tacoma 33 minutes, Renton to Seattle 14 minutes.

Southbound: Tacoma to Olympia 32 minutes, Woodinville to Seattle 28minutes, Seattle to Bellevue 11-12 minutes and Lynnwood to Bellevue 16 minutes.

The new Hwy 99 tunnel is also open and toll free, with access points toward SB Denny Way and exits to Century Link and T-Mobile Park.

School and Business Closing Alerts

Academy Schools

  • Closed, No kindergarten or preschool

All WGCN Programs – DuPont

  • Closed. Closed Tuesday Feb 5. Closed AM Wed Feb 6 (9 am – 1 pm) Open PM Wed Feb 6 (1 pm – 5 pm) 1 pm drop off / 5 pm pick up pnly, Effective tomorrow – Wed Feb 6th

Anacortes SD

  • All buses on regular routes but will not travel Cougar Gap.

Annie Wright Schools

  • 2 Hours Late

Arlington SD

  • Closed. No out-of-district transportation, All afternoon and evening activities canceled.

Assumption Catholic

  • Closed

Auburn SD

  • Closed. District offices closed. Emergency maintenance personnel report to work.

Bainbridge Island SD #303

  • 2 Hours Late, No out-of-district transportation. No AM/PM Preschool. No Access to Toe Jam Hill

Bates Technical College

  • All campuses closed

Bellevue Christian School

  • Closed

Bellevue College

  • All campuses closed. UPDATE: Both BC Campuses closed. All services closed. Daycare closed.

Bellevue Montessori School

  • Closed

Bellevue SD

  • Closed. There is no transportation. All school activities are canceled, including any community use events. All Early & Extended Learning Programs are closed. Community use of district facilities is canceled. All catering orders are canceled.

Bellingham SD

  • Closed

Bertschi School

  • Closed

Bethel SD (WA)

  • 2 Hours Late, AM/PM Buses on snow routes

Bremerton SD

  • 2 Hours Late. Check www.BremertonSchools.org and District Facebook page for details.

Burlington-Edison Pub. Schs.

  • 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool, No out-of-district transportation. Buses on snow routes in Alger, Bow, and BV . Call 360-542-3420 for route changes. Line will be updated by 5:30AM

Carbonado SD

  • Closed

Cascade Christian Schools

  • Closed, No AM kindergarten or preschool. Childcare only at the Puyallup Early Learning Center. 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Central Kitsap SD

  • 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool. or before school activities.

Charles Wright Academy

  • 2 Hours Late. No AM bus service. Regular PM bus service

Chestnut Hill Academy

  • Closed

Chief Leschi Schools

  • 2 Hours Late, AM buses on snow routes. Zone 1 Closed. After school athletics to be determined before 2 PM.

Children’s Inst. for Lrng Differences

  • Closed

Chimacum SD

  • No preschool. Weather delay schedule – check csd49.org

Christian Faith School

  • Closed

Chrysalis School

  • Closed

Clover Park SD

  • 2 Hours Late, No preschool, No out-of-district transportation

Clover Park Tech College

  • 2 Hours Late. No classes will begin until 10 am.

Concrete SD

  • 2 Hours Late, No preschool, AM buses on snow routes

Cornish College of the Arts

  • Opening at 10 am

Cortiva Institute – Seattle

  • Classes canceled. AM classes canceled, afternoon classes to resume at 12:30pm

Coupeville SD

  • CLOSED, due to hazardous icy road conditions.

Crescent SD

  • On time all buses on normal routes and times.

Dieringer SD

  • Closed

DigiPen Inst. of Technology

  • Classes canceled. No shuttle or cafe services. Labs open.

Eastside Catholic School

  • Closed. All on campus activities are canceled. Athletic teams will be notified of changes via email.

Eastside Prep School

  • CLOSED. No after School activities.

Eatonville SD

  • 2 Hours Late, No preschool, No out-of-district transportation

EdCC-Headstart/EHS

  • Closed. No classes or activities. Staff do not report to work.

Edmonds Community College

  • Closed. All classes (including evening and online classes) and activities canceled.

Edmonds SD

  • Closed, No kindergarten or preschool, No out-of-district transportation

Emerald Heights Academy

  • Closed

Enumclaw SD

  • Closed. No out of district transportation

Everett CC

  • Closed

Everett Public Schools

  • Closed, No out-of-district transportation

Evergreen Christian School – Olympia

  • Late Start – classes will begin at 10am . No Before School Care or Activities . Preschool schedule AM classes 10-12 & PM classes 1-3

Evergreen School Shoreline

  • Closed

Evergreen State College

  • Opening at 10 am. Tuesday, Feb. 5

Faith Lutheran School – Redmond

  • Closed

Faith Lutheran School – Tacoma

  • Closed. Due to icy roads. No extended care or sports practices.

Federal Way Public Schools

  • Closed, No preschool, No out-of-district transportation. No Puget Sound Skills Center, No Head Start, No part-day or full-day ECEAP. All after school activities are canceled.

Ferndale SD

  • 2 Hours Late. No AM/PM Preschool.

Fife SD

  • Closed. District Office closed.All activities canceled.

Forest Ridge School

  • Closed

Franklin Pierce SD

  • 2 Hours Late, No out-of-district transportation. No Head Start or Preschool. Please visit www.fpschools.org/weather for additional information.

French American School Puget Sound

  • Closed. No bus transportation

Gateway Christian Schools

  • 1 Hour Late. Gateway Christian Schools including Crosspoint and Gateway Eagles will be one hour late. North Kitsap Preschool will be on time. The Learning Center at Gateway Christian Schools will open at 8:00am Buses will run normal routes one hour late.

Grace Academy

  • Closed

Granite Falls SD

  • Closed. All activities and athletic events are canceled.

Grapeview SD

  • 2 Hours Late, No preschool

Greater Trinity Academy

  • Opening at 9 am

Green Dot Public Schools – Destiny Middle School

  • 90 minute delay following Weds/Thurs 9:30AM late start schedule and buses.

Green Dot Public Schools – Excel Public Charter School

  • Closed

Green Dot Public Schools – Rainier Valley Leadership Academy

  • Closed

Green River College

  • All Green River College campuses are closed for Tuesday, Feb. 5. Day/evening classes and activities are canceled.

Griffin SD

  • 2 Hours Late. Regular AM bus routes, except Summit Lake

Highland Christian School

  • Closed

Highline College

  • Campus is closed for Tuesday, February 5th and all classes and operations are canceled.

Highline SD

  • Closed, No preschool. All district offices closed. All activities canceled. No out of district transportation.

Hood Canal SD

  • 2 Hours Late, No preschool

Index SD

  • 2 Hours Late, No out-of-district transportation

Issaquah SD

  • Closed, No out-of-district transportation

Kennedy Catholic High School

  • Closed. All after school activities canceled.

Kent SD

  • Closed, No out-of-district transportation

King’s Schools – Seattle

  • Closed

Kirkland SDA/Puget Sound Adventist

  • Closed

LaConner SD

  • 2 Hours Late. Buses on Snow Routes. No AM Preschool. No out-of-district transportation. No Salish. No AM Skills Center. No McKinney-Vento routes.

Lake Stevens SD

  • Closed. No athletics or activities and no facility rentals.

Lake Tapps Christian Pre & K

  • Closed, No kindergarten or preschool. No evening activities.

Lake Wash. Institute of Tech.

  • Closed. College and the Early Learning Center closed Tuesday. All campus activities canceled.

Lake Washington SD

  • Closed. All programs, activities and building use canceled.

Lakeside School

  • Closed

Lakewood SD

  • Closed. No out of district transportation. All after school sports are canceled.

Life Christian Academy

  • Opening at 10 am, No AM preschool. No AM activities and no before school care. Bus routes will be delayed.

Lighthouse Christian Acad. Snohomish

  • Closed, No kindergarten

Living Montessori Education Community

  • Closed. Early Education and Academy.

Mary M. Knight SD

  • 2 Hours Late

Marysville SD

  • Closed, No out-of-district transportation. All scheduled after school events and activities are canceled.

Mercer Island SD

  • Closed, No AM preschool, No out-of-district transportation. See Website for details.

Meridian School (Wallingford)

  • Closed. Roundtable discussion with Rosetta Lee and 4th and 5th Grade Music Makers rehearsal canceled.

Monroe SD

  • Closed, No out-of-district transportation

Morton SD

  • Buses on snow routes for Mineral Hill Rd. only.

Mount Vernon SD

  • 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool, AM Buses on snow routes, no out-of-district transportation. After school activity buses will run on schedule. Subject to change if weather and road conditions worsen.

Mt. Baker SD

  • Closed. no out of district transportation, after school activities canceled

Muckleshoot Tribal School

  • Closed. All Muckleshoot Department of Education Programs are closed. Muckleshoot Tribal Operations are closed.

Mukilteo SD

  • Closed, No out-of-district transportation

Nancy’s Noah’s Ark

  • Closed. Campus closed. No classes no daycare Tuesday Feb 5th

North Beach SD

  • 2 Hours Late. No am preschool at OSES

North Kitsap SD

  • 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool, AM/PM Buses on snow routes. no out of district transportation, no before school activities, no zero-hour classes, no preschool, no breakfast. If closure required, will update by 6:00am.

North Mason SD

  • 2 Hours Late, No preschool, No out-of-district transportation. Buses on regular routes No elementary band

North Seattle CC

  • Closed. North Seattle College will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 5, due to continued icy conditions. All classes and activities are canceled.

North Thurston PS

  • No out-of-district transportation

Northshore Christian Academy

  • Closed. Including the Early Learning Center

Northshore SD

  • Closed. No out-of-district transportation. All after school activities are canceled.

Northwest Montessori School

  • Closed

NW Acad. for the Healing Arts

  • Closed. Seattle and Bellingham campuses

NW Acad. for the Healing Arts – Bellingham

  • Closed

NW Acad. for the Healing Arts – Seattle

  • Closed

NW Acad. for the Healing Arts – Tacoma

  • 2 Hours Late

NW School for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children

  • Closed

Oak Harbor SD

  • Closed

Olympia SD

  • 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool, AM buses on snow routes. No out-of-district transportation. No zero hour classes. No before-school activities. No Avanti HS AM program (periods 1-3). Breakfast and lunch will be served throughout the district.

Olympia Waldorf School

  • 2 Hours Late. Due to icy road conditions.

Olympic College

  • Opening at 10 am. PSNS programs normal start time, 2/5

Open Window School

  • Closed. All activities canceled for Tuesday.

Orting SD

  • Closed. No afternoon activities.

Overlake Specialty School

  • Closed. Only salaried employees may report to work today.

Pacific Lutheran Univ.

  • 2 Hours Late. 2 hour late start, Tuesday, February 5th. Offices will open at 10 AM.

Peninsula SD

  • 2 Hours Late, No preschool, No out-of-district transportation. Buses on regular routes. No ECEAP. WS Tech transportation at regular time. Decision re PM activities will be posted by 2 PM.

Pierce College

  • 2 Hours Late. Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Puyallup and at JBLM will open at 10 a.m. on Tues., Feb. 5.

Pima Medical Inst. – Renton

  • Closed. Classes canceled due to the weather conditions and transportation safety concerns

Pima Medical Institute – Seattle Campus

  • All Classes are Cancelled. Dental Hygiene Interviews begin at 9:30am.

Pioneer SD

  • 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool

Pope John Paul II HS

  • 2 Hours Late

Port Angeles SD

  • 2 Hours Late, No preschool

Providence Classical Christian School

  • Closed

Puget Sound Elec. JATC

  • 2 Hours Late. PSEJATC day classes will be delayed 2 hours, including craft cert. Evening classes are canceled.Tuesday 02/05/19. Please continue to check for updates.

Puget Sound ESD

  • Closed

Puget Sound ESD – ReLife School

  • 2 Hours Late. If your student’s home district is not providing out-of-district transportation due to the weather then your student will be excused.

Puyallup SD

  • 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool. no elementary band/orchestra, Right At School also 2 hours late

Quilcene SD

  • AM/PM Buses on snow routes. School is operating on regular schedule.

Rainier (WA) SD

  • 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool, No out-of-district transportation

Rainier Christian Sch. Dist.

  • Closed

Rainier Prep

  • Closed. All school activities canceled.

Renton Christian School

  • Closed. Sonshine Learning Center & BASC closed.

Renton SD

  • All schools are closed. No out-of-district transportation.

Renton Technical College

  • CAMPUS CLOSED TUESDAY. All day and evening classes canceled and offices are closed.

Riverview SD

  • Schools Closed, Tuesday, February 5, 2019. No Out-of-District Transportation. No Preschool. No Encompass. All after school activities canceled.

Saint Martin’s Univ.

  • 2 Hours Late. Classes and offices at Lacey campus will resume normal operations at 10 a.m. Classes prior to 10 a.m. are canceled.

Sammamish Montessori School

  • Closed; Clubroom available 10-3 with reservation

Seattle Acad. of Arts & Sciences

  • Closed. All after-school and evening activities are also canceled.

Seattle Central College

  • Classes canceled. All classes & activities are canceled due to weather.

Seattle Christian School

  • Closed. No activities, no morning Kids Club, no athletics. Girls BB game TBA.

Seattle Country Day School

  • Closed

Seattle Girls’ School

  • Closed

Seattle Preparatory School

  • Closed. Decision by noon about after school activities

Seattle Public Schools

  • Closed. No before and after school activities or athletic events. No preschool or Head Start. JSCEE Closed – only essential staff report to work.

Seattle University

  • Opening at 10 am

Seattle Waldorf School

  • Closed. All campuses closed; no programs in session.

Sedro Woolley SD

  • 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool, AM/PM Buses on snow routes. NO out of district transportation, no Skill Center transportation

Sequim SD

  • 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool, AM buses on snow routes

Shelton SD

  • 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool, No out-of-district transportation. no zero period

Shoreline Christian School

  • Closed

Shoreline Community College

  • Closed. All day and evening classes canceled. No campus services available.

Shoreline SD

  • Closed

Skagit Valley College

  • All campuses and centers remain CLOSED today. All evening activities and classes canceled.

Snohomish SD

  • Closed. No district busing or transportation is available. All evening meetings/functions scheduled to take place in district facilities are canceled.

Snoqualmie Valley SD

  • Closed

South Kitsap SD

  • 2 hours late. No am preschool. No am Head Start. No elementary band. No breakfast program.

South Puget Sound CC

  • Opening at 10 am. Both campuses on delayed start. Main campus gates open at 9:30 a.m.

South Seattle College

  • Closed

South Sound YMCA-Child Care Services

  • 2 Hours Late. Y Care in the Yelm and Griffin school districts are on a two hour delay and will open at 9:00am. Y care in North Thurston on normal schedule.

South Whidbey SD

  • Closed, No kindergarten, No activity bus runs

Southside SD

  • School is on time and buses running regular routes

Spruce Street School

  • Closed

Squaxin Island Tribe

  • 2 Hours Late

St. Joseph School – Issaquah

  • Closed. The Issaquah & Snoqualmie campuses are closed for the day. No preschool. No morning or afternoon care.

St. Mary Magdalen (Everett)

  • Closed, No preschool. Preschool, after school activities, and extension are canceled.

St. Michael Olympia

  • 2 Hours Late

St. Monica

  • due to freezing temps. and hazardous road conditions

St. Thomas School

  • Closed

Stanwood SD

  • Closed, No preschool, No out-of-district transportation. All activities and athletic events are canceled. The regularly scheduled school board meeting is canceled.

Steilacoom SD

  • 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool, No out-of-district transportation

Sultan SD

  • Closed, No out-of-district transportation

Sumner-Bonney Lake SD

  • Closed

Tacoma CC

  • 2 Hours Late. Tacoma Community College opening at 10am

Tacoma SD

  • 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool, No out-of-district transportation

Taholah SD

  • 2 Hours Late

Tahoma SD

  • Closed. After-school and evening activities canceled. EEP meets at Lake Wilderness Elementary, starting at 8 a.m.

Tenino SD

  • School will begin on time today with a few transportation changes. No buses will run on Wright Street, Blumauer Hill, Church Hill or Chein Hill. All other bus routes are operating normally. Breakfast will be served.

The Bear Creek School

  • Closed

The Bush School

  • Closed

The Little School

  • Closed

The Northwest School

  • Closed

The Polytech

  • Closed

Three Tree Montessori

  • Closed

TLC Montessori

  • Closed

Tukwila SD

  • Closed

Tumwater SD

  • 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool, AM/PM Buses on snow routes. No New Market classes, no zero-hour classes, no before school activities, no out of district transportation

Univ. Child Devel. School

  • Closed

Univ. of Puget Sound

  • Opening delayed until 11:00 a.m.

University of Phoenix – Western Wash. Campus

  • Closed. The campus will be closed and no classes will be held.

University Place SD

  • 2 Hours Late, No preschool, No out-of-district transportation. Buses two hours late on normal routes, No zero period

University Prep

  • Closed

UW Bothell

  • Closed

UW Seattle

  • Campus operations suspended, classes and activities canceled.

UW Tacoma

  • Closed

Vashon Island SD

  • Closed

Villa Academy

  • Closed

Wa He Lut Indian School

  • 2 Hours Late, AM/PM Buses on snow routes

White River SD

  • Closed

Woodinville Montessori School

  • Closed

Yelm Community Schools

  • 2 Hours Late, No preschool, No out-of-district transportation

About Mandi Ringgenberg

Mandi is the digital content coordinator and has worked at WARM for cumulative over three years, previously in promotions. She loves radio, TV and film and of course, writing. She has worked in college radio as a disc jockey and created award-winning podcasts. Mandi is originally from Alaska, but claims Seattle her home.