Helping you and your children remain safe is always our priority. Tomorrow morning we will be on a two-hour delay. This is due to the forecast of snow through the night and the wet roads that will imminently ice over during the night. Our crews need adequate time to clear the roads.
In addition, this notice is to inform you that the administration is considering an early dismissal for spring break. If tomorrow morning shows a need to cancel school, we will most likely cancel the rest of the week. It is too difficult for the students and teachers to have just one day before break to try and finish a quarter. We will extend the quarter after spring break.
The Colorado Department of Education does allow for districts hit with multiple weather closures to appeal to them for an exemption for lesser contact days in that year. We would most likely follow that process and make up some time on one or two Fridays of school. This is not yet decided. We wanted to give parents the information we are currently processing.
In the case the district closes early for spring break, the Community Rec Center under the supervision of Kristeen Lopez has agreed to try to open (weather permitting) for parents who have no child care. Kristeen has asked that parents call and let her know before she leaves her home to go to the Rec Center. With her consent, here is her number: 719-849-9904.
Please stay tuned for more information.
Just released from CDOT:
“SOUTHWEST & SOUTH-CENTRAL COLORADO: Wednesday, March 13 – Winter storm advisories, hazardous weather outlooks and high avalanche danger warnings have been issued for the southwest and south-central portions of the state. Total snow accumulations could reach 12 to 24 inches. The heaviest snows can be expected above 9,000 ft. on high mountain passes. Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches expected over the valley floors. Also expect winds gusting as high as 40 mph in some areas. Plan on slippery road conditions at lower elevations and snow-packed conditions in the high country.”