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    Communication Preferences | Stay Informed | Review Your Emergency Numbers
    Posted on 12/02/2019
    Winter Weather Communications Frost on a branch

    Communication Preferences Info

    Now is a good time to review how you will receive urgent weather information from Seattle Public Schools and how to manage your communication preferences. Receive timely, helpful communications from BHS principal messages, Seattle Public School (SPS) and the latest from Superintendent Juneau. 


    Manage your Messages

    Want phone calls for some messages, but only email or text messages for others? You can manage your communication preferences online.

    • Visit
    • Log in with the email on file at your child’s school
    • After you log in, select 'Preferences' in the menu and update how we connect best with you!

    It is important to keep up-to-date contact information on record. When there is an emergency school schedule change, the phone number listed as an emergency contact is called.

    While you need at least one emergency phone on record, you can manage your communications preferences (email, phone, text and mobile app) by visiting the SPS Communications Preferences webpage. 

    Staying Informed

    If weather conditions make a schedule change necessary, the district will communicate the decision through the following methods and in this order: 

    • TV and Radio Stations | Checking the local television or radio stations is an effective and efficient way to find out if there is a schedule change. Local stations include: TV: KOMO 4, KING 5, KIRO 7, Q13 FOX | Radio: KOMO AM 1000, KIRO 97.3 FM

    • Flash Alert notification system: Check or subscribe for emergency districtwide closures at Seattle Public Schools on Flash Alert

    • Social Media: District Facebook and Twitter accounts. Follow us on and

    • District and School Websites: Updates will be posted to the district and school websites.

    • Phone calls, emails and text messages: Families will receive a phone call, email, text message and mobile app notification, however other communication methods may be faster to check. 

    Visit the SPS Website Winter Weather Response page for current weather response and getting ready for winter tips.