In the event of an emergency, the district may use one of the following schedules:

Please familiarize yourself with the schedules and information below.

While we do our best to make decisions to keep all students safe, conditions may vary throughout the district. Please take into consideration your personal situation and make the appropriate decision to keep you and your student safe.


Check these places to find out if the district is on an emergency schedule:

Download the Emergency Closures Flyer:

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One Hour Late Start

  • All Bellevue schools and full day programs will start one hour late and dismiss at the normal time.
  • Early & Extended Learning Programs will operate according to normal schedules.

How does this affect transportation?

  • Buses will run one hour late from their regular schedule.
  • If your student uses Metro, check their website for the best available route at http://metro.kingcounty.gov/.
    • During periods of poor weather, Metro will attempt to maintain service according to their regular schedule — even if school is to start late. Please listen to messages and have alternative means arranged to get to and from school if poor weather is present or predicted.
  • Morning and midday shuttles are canceled.
  • There will be no district transportation for part-day preschool classes.
  • There will be no out of district transportation, including:
    • McKinney-Vento taxi service
    • Shuttles between schools
    • Tutorial or activity buses
  • Important: If limited bus service is necessary, please check with your school office or the district website for limited bus stop locations.

What will be canceled?

  • Special Education Preschool.
  • Tutorial and after school activities for elementary and middle schools.
  • Breakfast will not be served at elementary schools.

Two Hour Late Start

  • All Bellevue schools and full day programs will start two hours late and dismiss at the normal time.
  • Early & Extended Learning Programs will operate according to normal schedules.

How does this affect transportation?

  • Buses will run two hours late from their regular schedule.
  • If your student uses Metro, check their website for the best available route at http://metro.kingcounty.gov/.
    • During periods of poor weather, Metro will attempt to maintain service according to their regular schedule — even if school is to start late. Please listen to messages and have alternative means arranged to get to and from school if poor weather is present or predicted.
  • Morning and midday shuttles are canceled.
  • There will be no district transportation for part-day preschool classes.
  • There will be no out of district transportation, including:
    • McKinney-Vento taxi service
    • Shuttles between schools
    • Tutorial or activity buses
  • Important: If limited bus service is necessary, please check with your school office or the district website for limited bus stop locations.

What will be canceled?

  • Special Education Preschool.
  • Tutorial and after school activities for elementary and middle schools.
  • Breakfast will not be served at elementary schools.

Closed

  • All Bellevue schools are closed for the day.
  • There is no transportation.
  • All school activities are canceled, including any community use events.
  • All Early & Extended Learning Programs are closed.
  • Community use of district facilities is canceled.
    • If school is closed on a Friday due to weather related conditions, there is no facility use on the weekend, even if weather conditions improve.
  • All catering orders are canceled.

Early Dismissal

  • All Bellevue schools will be dismissing early.
  • Early & Extended Learning Programs close at elementary school dismissal time. Preschool staff will contact parents to inform them of poor weather conditions.

How does this affect transportation?

  • There will be regular bus service.
    • Please plan to meet at your student’s bus stop or insure that your student has an emergency plan in place.
    • Students uncomfortable getting off the bus will be returned to BSD Transportation to await parent/guardian pick-up.
  • If your student uses Metro, check their website for the best available route at http://metro.kingcounty.gov/.
    • During periods of poor weather, Metro will attempt to maintain service according to their regular schedule. Please listen to messages and have alternative means arranged to get to and from school if poor weather is present or predicted.
  • There is no activity bus transportation for elementary and middle schools.
  • Field trip groups that are already out will be returned to school.
  • Important: If limited bus service is necessary, please check with your school office or the district website for limited bus stop locations.

What will be canceled?

  • Tutorial is canceled.
  • Community use of district facilities is canceled.
    • If school is dismissed early on a Friday due to weather related conditions, there is no facility use on the weekend, even if weather conditions improve.

Metro Service During Snow Days

All high schools, Bellevue Big Picture and International School use Metro. During periods of poor weather, Metro will attempt to maintain service according to their regular schedule — even if school is to start late. Please listen to messages and have alternative means arranged to get to and from school if poor weather is present or predicted.