City, Issaquah School District cancel weekend events

January 20, 2012

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 5:05 p.m. Jan. 20, 2012

City and Issaquah School District officials canceled weekend events as residents gird for rain and wind after ice and snow caused headaches throughout the week.

The city canceled all basketball games at the Issaquah Community Center for Saturday due to power outages and winter weather. In addition, the community center is open as a 24-hour shelter. The games cannot be made up due to time and facility constraints.

The school district nixed all athletic events for the weekend, including a middle-school wrestling tournament and high school events.

The policy is the same as neighboring districts in the league if school is cancelled on a Friday and athletes have not been able to practice beforehand. In addition, emergency conditions exist throughout western Washington, and officials could not guarantee safety of transportation — or power — in facilities. Athletes can learn make-up dates through their schools.

Issaquah School Board members’ work-study session and retreat scheduled for Friday and Saturday have been canceled.

School closures all week caused high-school finals to be pushed back. Monday is a review day at Issaquah High and Skyline. The finals half-days fall on Tuesday and Thursday.

Because school websites remain unavailable, Liberty students should prepare for finals from periods 3 and 4 on Monday, periods 7 and 8 on Tuesday, periods 1 and 2 on Wednesday, and periods 5 and 6 on Thursday.

Because many schools and the district Administration Building lack power, school and district websites and staffers’ email remains unavailable.

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