Calls are made as early as possible, by 6:00 AM at the latest, through PowerAnnouncement. Since conditions vary greatly where our families and teachers live, safety is first! Families must decide to come late, or not come at all. School closure/delay information is communicated via usual school communication modes.
KOMO and KING TV usually list specific instructions for St. Bernadette School, but not always.
Late start is two hours late (10:30 a.m.) There is NO Preschool or Pre-K with late start.
In the event of an emergency, an all school broadcast, or PowerAnnouncement, is sent to all families via phone, text and email. Power Announcement is an efficient and green form of communication, and allows families to personalize the way in which they would like to receive school information (ie. phone call/voicemail, text and/or email). School closure/delay decisions due to inclement weather will be made at 6:00 AM on the day of the event via all three communication avenues.
Power Announcement is used for both emergency purposes and quick and general school broadcasts.