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School closures & delays: Snow cancels, delays schools in eastern Washington, Idaho

Schools across the Spokane area are delaying the start of school after a winter storm brought several inches of new snow to Washington and Idaho on Feb. 28.

SPOKANE, Wash. — After a storm that brought several inches of snow to eastern Washington and north Idaho,  many school districts are choosing to close or delay the start of school on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

We have already heard about several closures including Mead School District, Cheney School District, and Medical Lake School District.

Delayed starts include Spokane Public Schools and Coeur d'Alene Public Schools, which are both on a two-hour delay.

Schools Closed on Tuesday, Feb. 28

  • Chapel Children’s Center Daycare & Preschool
  • Cheney School District
  • Children's Montessori Center
  • Christian Heritage School
  • Davenport School District
  • Deer Park School District
  • Excelsior Holistic School 
  • Great Northern Elementary School
  • Loon Lake School District
  • Mary Walker School District
  • Mead School District
  • Medical Lake School District
  • Palisades Christian Academy
  • Reardan-Edwall School District
  • Riverside School District
  • St. Charles Catholic School
  • St George's School
  • St. Thomas More
  • Valley School District
  • Wallace School District
  • Wellpinit School District

School Delays

  • All Saints Catholic School: 2-hour delay
  • Almira School District: 2-hour delay 
  • Cataldo Catholic: 2-hour delay
  • Central Valley School District: 2-hour delay
  • Coeur d'Alene Public Schools: 2-hour delay
  • Coulee Hartline School District: 2-hour delay 
  • East Valley School District: 90-minute delay
  • First Presbyterian Christian School: 2-hour delay
  • Freeman School District: 2-hour delay 
  • Hayden Charter School: 2-hour delay
  • Holy Family Catholic School: 2-hour delay
  • LaCrosse School District: 2-hour delay
  • Lakeland School District: 2-hour delay 
  • Liberty School District: 2-hour delay 
  • Nespelem School District: 2-hour delay
  • Nine Mile Falls School District: 2-hour delay 
  • North Wall Schools: 2-hour delay
  • Northwest Christian School: 2-hour delay
  • Pateros School District: 2-hour delay
  • Post Falls School District: 2-hour delay 
  • Rosalia School District: 2-hour delay
  • Spokane Christian Academy: Starting at 10 a.m.
  • Spokane Public Schools
  • Sprague-Lamont School District: 2-hour delay
  • St. Aloysius Catholic School: Starting at 10 a.m.
  • St. John Vianney School: 2-hour delay
  • St. John-Endicott School District: 2-hour delay
  • St. Mary's Catholic School: 2-hour delay
  • St. Matthew Lutheran School: 2-hour delay
  • Warden School District: 2-hour delay
  • Washington State University Spokane Campus: 2-hour delay
  • West Valley School District: 2-hour delay 
  • Wilson Creek School District: 2-hour delay 

Other Changes

  • Gonzaga Prep: Digital Learning Day
  • Southside Christian: Preschool and K-8 canceled
  • Whitworth University: First two in-person day classes canceled

Click here for the latest school closure information 

Weather Forecast

Several inches of snow fell in the Spokane area overnight and into Tuesday morning. The slow-moving system dumped 6 inches of snow in many areas.

The snow is expected to start wrapping up in the Spokane area between 8 am-9 am, though areas further north could see snow continue into noon.

In Spokane, 6 inches could pile up by the time it ends Tuesday morning. 1-2 inches for much of the Palouse. In Coeur d'Alene, it's 6 inches.

The timing of the snow means it will have the greatest impacts on Tuesday morning's commute. It will likely be a slow go across much of the Spokane metro. As showers taper off Tuesday afternoon, a little sun should peek from behind the clouds. Similar to what we saw Sunday. 

Wednesday morning might spark a little fear of a return to the cold weather pattern of last week, but fear not. The teens Wednesday morning is about as cold as we get all week. Highs looks to climb into the upper 30s each afternoon with overnight lows staying in the upper 20s, so much warmer than we have been recently. 

That being said. The forecast keeps snow around all week. The next round hits Thursday with even more possible as we head into the weekend. 

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