Staff shortages and the coronavirus continue to impact schools around the Puget Sound region. Because the situation is so fluid, many schools and districts are urging parents to check their schools’ status each day.

On Wednesday, Seattle Public Schools said in a flurry of tweets that Franklin High School would remain remote until Tuesday and Lowell Elementary until Jan. 20.

Classes at Kimball Elementary were canceled Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Neither in-person nor remote instruction would take place, the school said, citing “staffing and student attendance projections.” The school said administrators are working with district officials to determine when it can reopen. An update on Thursday will be shared as soon as possible, the school said.

Bothell High School moved to remote learning on Thursday with in person classes paused until Monday, Jan. 24, according to the high school’s webpage.

Lake Washington, Redmond and Juanita high schools in the Lake Washington School District transitioned to remote learning earlier this week.

The shortages are the result of COVID-related quarantines, general illnesses and other absences, the Lake Washington School District said on its website.


Eastlake High School moved to remote learning Wednesday.

Lynnwood High School will move to remote learning on Thursday and Friday and return to in-person learning on Jan. 18, following the long holiday weekend, the Edmonds School District said Wednesday.

In a letter to Lynnwood High families, Principal Mike Piper said 15% of teachers and 30% of students were out due to illness

For more information, check your school or school district’s website.

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