Emergency School Closure Information

School Closure Messages and What They Mean

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Do you know where you can find updated school closure information?

o FlashAlert (www.FlashAlert.net) 

     o Local TV/Radio Stations 

     o BSD website (www.bsd405.org) 

     o BSD Newsline (425) 456-4111 

     o Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/bsd405) 

     o Twitter (http://twitter.com/thebsd405) 

     o BSD e-mail notification (www.bsd405.org/districtnotification)

closure messages and what they mean.

 "One or two hours late

     þ All schools and full day programs start one /two hours late.

þ Normal dismissal time.

þ Regular or limited bus service as stated. For limited bus stop locations, check the school office or the district website:


     þ Partial day programs cancelled, including the following:  half-day Kindergarten, half-day Head Start, Special Ed Preschool,  Morning/Midday Shuttles.

þ Early Learning and After School Programs including infant, toddler, preschool and full day Head Start operate according to normal schedule.

þ No elementary school breakfast.

 “School will dismiss ( ) hours early”

þ Buses will deliver students to regular or limited bus stops as announced. For limited bus stop locations, check the school office or the district website: http://www.bsd405.org/about-us/departments/transportation-services.aspx

þ This message is for snow or other conditions which may

develop during the school day requiring early dismissal. 

     þ Community use of district facilities is cancelled. 

     þ No Early Learning After School Programs

 “School Closed”

þ No out of district transportation.

þ All school activities cancelled, including any Community Use. 

     þ Early Learning and After School Programs are cancelled.

þ Community use of district facilities is cancelled.

Metro bus service during snow days: All high schools, Bellevue Big Picture and International School use Metro. During periods of poor weather,  Metro will attempt to maintain service according to scheduleeven if school is to start late. Please listen to messages and have alternative means arranged to get to and from school if poor weather is present or predicted.

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  • Where will my child go if help is needed?
  • Who will care for my child until I arrive?

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