Closures & Delays

Emergency and weather-related problems can alter school schedules and affect bus transportation for students.

The district uses an automated message system to quickly send alerts to families.  In the event of a school or district emergency, the district will contact families and staff using one or more of the following options: phone call, text message, email and/or push notification.  In addition, the district will provide emergency information via web postings, recorded information lines and social media postings. Early morning notifications will be sent as early as 6 a.m., if possible.

If no schedule changes are posted, schools and buses are operating on normal schedules.

Notifications will only work if your contact information is current in the student records system. Please update your contact information annually with your student's school. You may also download our mobile app. Instructions are available on our mobile app page.

FIND OUT IMMEDIATELY
Here are ways to find out if schools will be delayed or closed:

  • local radio and television stations provide district/school information on a continuing basis beginning around 5 a.m. Since conditions vary from one district to another, it is very important to listen for mention of Northshore School District #417.
  • FlashAlert.net - a self subscription to the Puget Sound Emergency Message System
  • Our District Home Page
  • Northshore School District Information Line (425) 408-6001 (a recorded message line)
  • Your school's main phone number, when the voicemail service answers, press option "9"
  • Our mobile app

EMERGENCY/INCLEMENT WEATHER MAKE UP DAYS
If emergency/inclement weather school closures occur, make-up days will be added to the end of the school year.