In cases of closure due to weather-related emergencies such as snow, a decision and announcement regarding closure
will be made by the individual campus, and relayed to the chancellor or the chancellor's designee.
Individual campus decisions and announcements on closures will also be made and announced by campuses in situations
that affect one campus specifically (such as power outages, fire or restricted access due to police activity).
In event of widespread or catastrophic emergency, a decision and announcement will be the same for all campuses
and offices of the district, following discussion by the college presidents and chancellor (or their designees),
or by the Emergency Communications Committee, as called for in the district-wide crisis communications plan.
Closure messages will be sent to students and employees who have signed up for the
Messages are sent to college-issued email addresses, and can also be sent to additional personal email addresses
and texted to mobile phones.
Closure messages will also be posted on
(formerly known as SchoolReport.org)
For both individual and combined closures, Public Information Offices throughout the district are able to post
messages to both SeattleCollegesAlerts and the FlashAlert systems.
Closure messages may also be communicated, as circumstances allow -
Note that campuses and offices are considered open unless specifically announced as closed on the delivery systems listed above.
The District Office follows weather-related closure directions for Seattle Central.
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