Most Kent schools to reopen on Tuesday

Crestwood, Grass Lake elementary to remain closed after windstorm

  • Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:48pm
  • News

All but two Kent School District schools will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 8, after all schools were closed Monday because of power outages and debris from the weekend windstorm.

Crestwood Elementary, in Covington, and Grass Lake Elementary, in unincorporated King County, will remain closed, according to a Monday evening announcement by the Kent School District. All other schools will open at their regular bell time.

“Thank you to everyone for your patience as we prioritized the safety of all students and staff across the district Monday and took time to ensure all buildings were safe for reentry,” according to the district announcement.

Grass Lake and Crestwood Elementary schools are expected to reopen when power is restored and campuses are safe from debris. Puget Sound Energy anticipates these schools will be ready for staff and students on Wednesday, and will reopen at their regular bell time.

More in News

After being homeless, Christy X (pictured) moved into her Coniston Arms Apartments unit in Seattle at the beginning of 2019. She had bounced around from shelters to friends’ places after facing an eviction at her West Seattle apartment in October 2018. A diversion program run by the nonprofit Mary’s Place helped her find housing. File photo
State lawmakers consider eviction reform legislation

Sen. Patty Kuderer, D-Bellevue, is bill’s prime sponsor.

An infographic explaining different impacts on housing in Covington. Photo pulled from SHKKP website
Council votes to join coalition

The Covington City Council voted to join SHKKP, a coalition dedicated to supporting healthy and affordable housing.

School bus involved collision causes road closures in Covington. Photo courtesy Puget Sound Fire Twitter
UPDATE: Passengers remain in hospital following collision Monday

Injuries of the five occupants of an SUV range from minor to critical.

United Methodist vote has churches’ future in question

Congregations debate separation following gay-clergy, same-sex marriage ban.

Gov. Jay Inlsee signs into law the Native American Voting Rights Act, which allows a non-traditional address to be used for voter registration for residents who live on reservations. Photo by Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau
Native American Voting Rights Act signed into law

Non-traditional addresses can be used for voter registration on tribal lands

Police investigating attempted child luring in Maple Valley

The incident with an 11 year old took place around 3:35 p.m. Wednesday near the library.

School board appoints new member

Katrina Montgomery was appointed to fill Bill Clausmeyer’s position.

Interested in running for office? and more community news

Utility bill assistance available Puget Sound Energy assistance is available to customers… Continue reading

Most Read