Seattle Schools and the EEU Closed starting March 12

Seattle Schools has just announced that schools will be closed for a minimum of 14 days starting Thursday, March 12th.


We have been following the guidance of Public Health Seattle & King County and implementing preventive and responsive strategies, but in light of Governor Inslee’s request that all citizens practice measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, it is now time for the district to act swiftly. Starting tomorrow, Thursday March 12, Superintendent Denise Juneau and the Seattle School Board will close Seattle Public Schools for a minimum of 14 days as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently guides. This necessary action is an effective way to disrupt widespread infection. Beginning Thursday, March 12, all school building activities including school day instruction, childcare, health services, enrichment, etc. are canceled until further notice.

I will continue to provide you updates as information becomes available. On behalf of the Haring Center and EEU staff I want to say that our hearts are with all our children and families.  We know that disruption in services is extremely challenging for families and we hope to be back in session as soon as possible.

Chris Matsumoto
Principal, Experimental Education Unit
Associate Director, Haring Center