4:45am; February 14, 2019 Franklin Pierce Schools will be operating on a regular schedule on Thursday, Feburary 14. All buses will be running on a regular schedule (including activities bus and out-of-district). All Hewins ELC preschool programs will operate on a regular schedule.


5:25pm; February 13, 2019 Franklin Pierce Schools is currently scheduled to operate on a regular schedule on Thursday, February 14. Our staff will continue to monitor temperatures and road conditions overnight. Students, staff and families will be notified of delays or cancellations no later than 5am. For up-to-date information, please visit, check your email, phone and text messages for emergency notifications from Franklin Pierce Schools, or sign up to receive messages from Flash Alert (



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In the event of inclement weather, a team of Franklin Pierce Schools staff work to balance safety and our commitment to support student learning. The choice to delay or cancel the start of a school day includes assessing road conditions and consulting with other local services. Franklin Pierce Schools will determine school closures and delays as early as possible.

Families can expect to receive information about school closures and delays in the following ways:

  • Recorded Telephone Message (please contact the main office at your child's school to ensure the school has your most current contact information).

  • SMS Message for families who have opted-in (

  • Email from Franklin Pierce Schools

  • Franklin Pierce Schools Website (

  • Flash Alert Notification: Sign up to receive email notifications and download the Flash Alert App (

  • Local Media (including KIRO 97.3 FM and KOMO 1000 AM, and KIRO TV Channel 7, KOMO TV Channel 4, and KING TV Channel 5).

  • Social Media ( and

If you have questions or are unable to receive updates through the channels listed above, please contact the Franklin Pierce Schools District Office at (253) 298-3000.