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SVSD Schools Are Closed Again on Friday, February 15

 

All Snoqualmie Valley schools will be closed, once again, on Friday, February 15 -- due to the continuing impact of this week’s snow storms on all SVSD schools. All school activities are cancelled in SVSD buildings. All district facility rentals are cancelled Friday through Monday, February 18.

 

(Check the Mount Si High School website for an update soon regarding boys basketball, gymnastics and wrestling competitions, which are being scheduled for this weekend at locations outside of our district.)

 

This has indeed been an extra-ordinary week for our district families and staff, as well as the entire community.  We understand the frustrations and challenges that school closure have on families and truly appreciate the patience and support that many have expressed. We are also grateful to the team of devoted (and exhausted) staff members who have braved the elements this week to drive throughout the district to assess road conditions, chain and maintain district vehicles, dig out buses, shovel entrances and portable ramps, operate plowing equipment, mend leaks, de-ice sidewalks, and more. Even with additional contractor services helping move deep snow from fire lanes, bus loops and parking lots, this is slow and laborious work, to clear 12 campuses. We are making progress on several campuses, but much work remains. Tomorrow’s closure also takes into consideration unsafe driving conditions that remain in many neighborhoods, as city and county crews continue their road work. Thank you again for your patience and understanding for this unprecedented situation. The safety of students and staff will always be our top priority.

 

Check back later this afternoon for more photos of SVSD schools and the work that continues around the district today.

 

Make Up Time and Mid-Winter Break:

 

We have received many questions regarding how SVSD will be making up missed instructional time due to the snow-related closures. As we referenced yesterday, the district is working to consider options for making up instructional hours that are required. As we consider a number of factors, we anticipate finalizing this decision after we return from Mid-winter Break – scheduled for next week, February 18-22. What we can share now is that Mid-winter Break will NOT be part of that make-up plan, for a variety of reasons. (Namely, it’s just too soon since families and staff may already have plans.)  

 

That said, we wish you all a warm and fun Mid-winter Break next week!  We will look forward to returning to a normal schedule on Monday, February 25.