School Closings

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School Closings

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Inclement Weather

Thank you for your partnership as we continue to advance the academic success and well-being of our students. Communication throughout our community is essential to ensuring the ongoing safety of our community. Toward this end, we would like to share important inclement weather information so that your family can be prepared in the event severe weather impacts our school operations.

When forecasts are definitive, the district will make a decision regarding online learning, a delayed start, or full closure with as much advance notice as possible. When forecasts are less definitive, we will monitor conditions closely and consult with county and state officials prior to making a decision to hold a day of online learning, or close/delay schools. In these instances, we will make every effort to communicate with you no later than 5:30 a.m. on the school day in question.

When schools are closed due to inclement weather, transportation and other activities, both in- and out-of-district, are also canceled.

When the district remains open, but you believe that weather conditions in your specific area are problematic for your student to attend school, please feel free to contact your school’s attendance clerk to obtain an excused absence for your student. If severe weather conditions cause you to keep your student at home, they will be able to make up any missed schoolwork without penalty.

Online Learning Due to Inclement Weather

Whenever appropriate, any time our buildings must close due to unforeseen circumstances, we will be instituting online learning days. During these closures to in-person learning, students will receive synchronous direct instruction with additional asynchronous time to complete assignments. To maximize time efficiency for our students and staff, inclement weather online learning days will use a different schedule than our typical synchronous online learning days. Exact schedule times will be set by each individual school. Schedules for LaunchED students will remain unchanged, however students enrolled in classes at their home schools will need to follow any schedule adjustments for those classes.

During online learning days due to inclement weather, families may still call the school to obtain an excused absence for their student.

Delayed Start Schedules

In the event of a delayed start due to inclement weather, we will start school 2.5 hours later than regularly scheduled start times. Bus schedules will also start 2.5 hours later. 

School days delayed due to inclement weather also require the following service adjustments:

Preschool:

  • Morning: Will be canceled
  • Afternoon: Will follow normal schedules
  • Wraparound will open when the school opens

Spark! Discovery Preschool:

  • Morning: Will be canceled
  • Afternoon: Will follow normal schedules
  • Wraparound will begin at 11:00 a.m.

Kindergarten Programs:

  • Full-day: Will begin 2.5 hours later than their regularly scheduled start time

Community School & Enrichment Programs:

  • Before School: Will be canceled
  • After School: Will follow normal schedules

Meals:

  • Breakfast: Will not be provided
  • Lunch: Will be provided

Transportation:

  • Out-of-district: Will be canceled along with all field trips that were scheduled to depart before 12:00 p.m., with the exception of transportation for special needs students. Transportation for special needs students attending out-of-district schools will begin 2.5 hours later than their regularly scheduled start time.
  • In-district: Will operate routes 2.5 hours later than their regularly scheduled start time
  • Career Development Center Shuttle: Routes will begin for p.m. blocks only
  • Innovation Center: Students will remain at their home high school and complete coursework online

Athletics & Extracurricular activities:

  • After School: Will follow normal schedules
     

Delayed starts due to inclement weather and school closure notifications are made via the following communication systems: the Messenger notification system (formerly called ShoutPoint), the district website, social media, local and state media including newspapers and television, and updates posted to the St. Vrain Valley Schools Newsline 303-682-7387.

For more information on school closures visit: stvra.in/closures or to update your notification settings in Infinite Campus, visit https://www.svvsd.org/departments/communications/messenger-notification-system/.

When the district remains open, but you believe that weather conditions in your specific area are problematic for your student to attend school, please feel free to contact your school’s attendance clerk to obtain an excused absence for your student. If severe weather conditions cause you to keep your student at home, they will be able to make up any missed schoolwork without penalty.

If you have additional questions or concerns regarding weather-related closures or delayed starts due to inclement weather, please feel free to contact the Department of Communications. 

Department of Communications
communications-group@svvsd.org