Thanks for a great start to the 2014-2015 school year! There is quite a bit happening in our schools, so I hope you will take a moment to read this update, and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns.
The most common reason for school closures is blowing snow and severe weather.
When severe weather warnings are predicted for our area, and the district has consulted with county and state officials, we may be able to cancel school activities with greater advance notice, allowing parents more time to make alternative plans for their student.
When forecasts are less definitive, the district monitors conditions and consults with county and state officials prior to making a decision to close schools. In these instances, the district makes every effort to communicate with parents no later than 5:30 A.M.
School closure notifications are made via the ShoutPoint voice, email and texting system, in the upper portion of all svvsd.org web pages, local and state media including newspapers, television and radio stations, and updates posted to the SVVSD Newsline (303-682-7387).
When the district remains open but parents believe that weather conditions in their specific area are not safe for their student to attend school, parents should contact their school’s attendance clerk to obtain an excused absence for their student.
When severe weather conditions cause parents to keep their student at home, the student will be able to make up any missed schoolwork without penalty.
ShoutPoint Notification System
Parents and guardians of SVVSD students can register for district-generated news and emergency-related updates through the Infinite Campus system. Updates are distributed in a variety of formats, phone and email being the most prominent common.
Click here to visit the ShoutPoint Notification Information page where you can find a link to the Infinite Campus parent portal, reset your password, find instructions for creating your account and manage your ShoutPoint notification settings.
|(303) 682 - 7387||Recorded updates: school closings and other urgent news|
|Channel 2||KWGN Television Broadcast|
|Channel 4||KCNC Television Broadcast|
|Channel 7||KMGH Television Broadcast|
|Channel 8||Longmont Cable Trust Channel|
|Channel 9||KUSA Television Broadcast|
|Channel 16||Comcast Cable Educational Channel|
|FM Radio Stations|
|AM Radio Stations|
If for any reason the school calendar is altered as a result of school closures, the Board of Education may schedule make-up days on Saturdays, during vacations, or at the end of the school calendar year.