How to find out if school is delayed, canceled or dismissed
If and when school district officials make the decision to cancel, delay or dismiss school, they attempt to get that information out in the best ways possible, according to a letter from Superintendent Millie Hamner. To check the status of school, call the district’s transportation information hotline at 970-262-8777. The information is also posted on the district website and local and Denver-area media outlets will be notified.If there are no reports of a delayed start or cancellation, parents can assume that all schools are operating according to their normal schedule. Hamner writes, “It is difficult to delay or cancel school based only on weather predictions since the predictions are not always accurate. However when there is inclement weather in the morning, the District’s Manager of Transportation, Deb Estreich and I – in consultation with the NOAA, the National Weather Service, Colorado Department of Transportation, the State Highway Patrol and District Maintenance Crews – assess weather and road conditions and student safety concerns as of 5 a.m. If weather predictions indicate worsening conditions, we will cancel school. If road conditions are poor at 6 a.m., but weather predictions indicate quick improvements, we will initiate a two-hour delay. In the event of a two-hour delay, buses will run exactly two hours later than normal. Half-day morning preschool and kindergarten programs are canceled if there is a two-hour delay. If conditions continue to worsen the decision to cancel school will be made by 8 a.m.”
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