Inclement Weather Procedures

 

School weather procedures: school closure; delayed start; or early release.

Please note: If all schools are open, information may not be sent to parents via email. School status regarding if schools are open, closed or on a delayed start will be posted on the top right of the home page on the PSD website.
 

1. School Closures:

Decisions about weather-related school closures are made by 5:30 a.m. Parents and staff will be notified by email, by phone, and information will be posted on the PSD website and Facebook page. Local media will be notified.

  • When schools are closed, all school activities and athletics are cancelled. B.A.S.E Camp is closed also.
  • High school students who attend classes at Front Range Community College or Colorado State University should check with the college to determine if classes are in session.

 

2. Delayed Start  - PSD schools start 2 hours later than normal:

Delayed start decisions are usually made by 5:30 a.m. Parents and staff will be notified by email, phone and information will be posted on the PSD website and Facebook page. Local media will also be notified.

  • Bus pick up times: Buses will pick up students at bus stops 2 hours later than the regular schedule. Road conditions may increase travel time for buses and students may have a longer wait time at bus stops.
     
  • Drop off and arrival times: Students who walk to school, are dropped off or who drive should arrive 2 hours later than regular arrival times. Please do not arrive earlier.
     
  • Kindergarten and Early Childhood programs: Morning-only kindergarten and Early Childhood programs are cancelled during a delayed start schedule. Afternoon kindergarten and Early Childhood programs follow normal schedules. Full-day kindergarten and Early Childhood programs start 2 hours later than normal and release on time.
     
  • Before- and after-school childcare: B.A.S.E. Camp will open at the normal time for students who attend the program.
     
  • School dismissal times: Schools will dismiss students at normal times. Bus drop-off times in neighborhoods and parent pick-up times at schools will also be on regular schedule.
     
  • Breakfast: Breakfast will not be served.

 

3. Early Release:

If the weather changes to adverse conditions, PSD may decide to release students early. Parents are urged to develop a plan for situations when their student may be released early.

  • Parents will be notified by phone and email. In addition,information will be posted on the PSD website and Facebook page. Local media will also be notified.
  • B.A.S.E. Camp will not be available after school if students are released early.

 

Media outlets notified:

The Coloradoan

Channel 4 (CBS4/KCNC Denver)

Channel 7 (7 News KMGH)

Channel 9 (9 News KUSA)

PSD Channel 10 (Comcast Cable/US Cable)

Channel 13 (Fox 31)