Winter Weather Policy

  • Student safety is always the District's first priority in determining whether to close or delay schools. If a school closure or delayed start is called, announcements will be made on local TV stations between 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.

    On bad weather days, the Superintendents receive a call from the Director of Operations with information on road conditions. In collaboration with the Superintendents of Widefield, Fountain-Fort Carson and Cheyenne Mountain (nearest school districts), the Superintendents will make the decision to close schools or announce a two-hour delayed start.

    If a two-hour delayed start is called, the following will occur:

    • No morning Head Start or Preschool classes
    • No breakfast program
    • Buses will run two hours later and run on the regular schedule at the end of the day (*except on Mondays, please see schedule below)
    • Classes will begin two hours later and end at the usual time at the end of the day (*except on Mondays, please see schedule below)
    • All childcare in the District will operate on a two-hour delay, however, childcare provided by the Boys and Girls Club 360 at Soaring Eagles Elementary, Otero Elementary, and Oak Creek Elementary will be canceled for the morning and open in the afternoon


    When inclement weather occurs and parents feel weather conditions are a threat to their child's well-being, they may notify the school and those absences or late arrivals will be excused. The students are our first priority, and we feel strongly that any change in procedure be thoroughly communicated to avoid confusion and difficulty for our students, parents, and staff.

    *Two-hour delay Monday – Friday
    School starts at
    10:35 am - Elementary Schools
    10:35 am - Middle Schools and Mountain Vista Community School
      9:45 am - High Schools

    School ends at the regularly scheduled time

    For Staff only: Monday morning 2-hour delay means no PLC meetings and professional development.

    Watch local television stations, check the district website or the district Facebook page between 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. when there is inclement weather.