Emergency Procedure Guidelines:
Serene Lake has a plan for responding to emergencies and for providing information to parents. If an emergency occurs, parents will be informed through the school district’s Parent Notification System. This is why it’s important to keep your contact information up to date. Log on to the Mukilteo School district web site, use the Family Portal to check your child’s emergency contact information and the list of emergency contacts. If anything is incorrect or needs to be updated, contact your child’s school.
During an emergency, resist the temptation to call your child’s school or go to the school. Do your part to keep the phone lines and nearby streets open for the emergency response effort.
Before an Emergency Event happens make sure you are signed up with Blackboard Connect and FlashAlert Messanger to get the most current information and alerts. See below links for both.
Blackboard Connect: You can receive email messages from the school district and school in the event of an emergency or if any other news happens regarding schools. To subscribe, go to Blackboard Connect to sign up.
FlashAlert Messenger: The school district notifies the local news media about schedule changes or cancellations using a service called FlashAlert. You can receive a text message directly from FlashAlert whenever the school district posts a message on that system. Go to FlashAlert for more information.
Other ways to get information is to check the “News” section on the front page of the school district website www.mukilteo.wednet.edu or listen and watch news broadcasts on local TV and radio stations.
School Closures: School may be delayed or cancelled because of weather conditions or other events. Bus routes may also be affected by unsafe travel conditions. Updated school closure information also can be found on the Mukilteo School District website www.mukilteo.wednet.edu
In addition, most of the major radio (Everett – KRKO1380 or KWYZ1230 Seattle – KOMO1000, KING1090, or KIRO710) and television (KING, KIRO and KOMO) stations broadcast information about school closures. If you do not hear the Mukilteo School District mentioned, the District is operating under the normal schedule.
PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE THE RADIO STATIONS, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS OR WEATHER BUREAU.
Schools will remain open unless it is determined that travel to school is unsafe for students. In case of snow or icy road conditions, buses will start at the usual morning time unless otherwise stated. Any closure will be for ONE DAY ONLY unless otherwise stated in the announcement.
Days missed during the school year due to inclement weather will be made up on otherwise non-school days, such as statewide in-service or following the last day of school in June.
Snow Routes for Buses: If the weather creates unsafe travel conditions, the media may report that buses are operating on snow routes. A "School Snow Bulletin" is distributed in the fall with more details on snow routes. For more information, call 425.356.1306.
Early Dismissal: Conditions may develop during the school day that may require school to be dismissed earlier than planned. Information about early dismissals will be provided to local radio and television stations. If school is dismissed early, a child will only be released to his or her parent or guardian or to a person authorized by the parent or guardian. It is critical that personal information is updated on a regular basis. School staff will remain at the school until all students have left.