Contact Us

Evacuations Force Cancellation Of First Week Of Seeley Swan High School

Seeley Swan

Due to the evacuations announced on Monday afternoon in Seeley Lake due to the change in direction of the Rice Ridge Fire, Seeley Swan High School is cancelling the first week of classes at least until Tuesday, September 5.

MCPS Communications Director Hatton Littman said the order went out on Tuesday morning to cancel classes.

“Keep in mind that the sheriff’s evacuation order did include the address of the Seeley Swan High School, so we had no choice but to cancel school,” Littman said. “We released an additional statement today that school will be cancelled Wednesday and Thursday of this week. The school had already planned to be closed on Friday and, of course, Monday is the Labor Day holiday. We’re trying to have students plan to return on Tuesday,, but we’ll have to update families with information pending any new evacuation orders.”

Littman said the school had just begun its first week when the evacuation order was imposed.

“School on Monday was just for freshmen, and we had that day as planned,” she said. “They were expecting to have sophomores through seniors attend today, and certainly they’ll have to do some contingency planning for their lessons for next week,” she said. “We do know that in addition to student families being evacuated, staff members were also under evacuation orders.”

Littman said the school has about 10 teachers and support personnel and around 100 students. The administration plans to keep students and staff updated about whether school will resume next Tuesday, or if an alternate location will have to be found.

Best of KMPT 930

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KMPT-AM quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!