Classes canceled or shifted to remote learning for some schools under SPS

SEATTLE — On Friday, two high schools under Seattle Public Schools will not hold classes for students, and several other schools will shift to remote learning.

The district tweeted that classes at Cleveland High School are canceled due to staffing and student attendance projections.

At Chief Sealth International High School, classes were canceled due to a surge in staff sick leave requests that emerged Thursday morning.

Athletics was canceled for both schools.

At Olympic Hills Elementary, Broadview Thomson K-8 Elementary, Mercer International Middle, and Meany Middle schools, classes will shift to remote learning starting Friday, with a two-hour late start. This is all due to COVID-19 causing student and staff absences.

District officials said that while they know this is challenging, keeping students at home is essential in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For schools switching to remote learning, this is expected to last for five school days with a return to in-person learning starting Jan. 24.