Seattle School Closures

A snow day essay contest

The Seattle School Closures from last winter’s snow storm had families reeling. How do we keep our kids busy?

Since kids love school closures so much and parents want their kids minds to stay sharp, we thought: Why not have a short essay contest for kids?

So here it is: In 200 words or less, What makes snow days special for you?

Eligibility: Students within City of Seattle grades 6-12.

Deadline: February 29, 2020

Feel free to include a drawing or picture. Please send essay to Please send it via a parent/guardian’s email account.

Seattle Snow Day
Molly says: I’m from Texas and I’m not so sure about the snow.

Winner will receive $30 gift card for Amazon. Essays will be judged on originality, thoughtfulness, spelling, grammar and punctuation.And if it does snow in winter or spring of the 2020 school year, we’ll donate $30 to your school’s general PTSA fund or similar account.

Update 1/9/2020 School Snow day forecast

According to the National Weather Service, we may see snow in the Seattle area on Sunday and Monday. Yes kids, that means school may be delayed or cancelled on Monday.

For better or worse, Seattle Public Schools have seen a lot of snow recently, and their webpage has been recently updated (1/9/2020) for a refresher on it’s policies and to provide general info about their weather response.

They have three different possible scenarios:

  1. Two hours late w/ buses using snow routes
  2. Early release
  3. All schools Closed

School Closure Updates: How to follow

The easiest way to stay up to date is to follow their accounts: and

But also stay tuned to Local TV stations: TV KOMO 4, KING 5, KIRO 7, Q13 FOX; Radio: KOMO AM 1000, KIRO 97.3 FM

You can also get text and email updates by following these directions:

And make sure to check out the essay contest at the top of the page!