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Inclement Weather

Storm Schedule 

DELAYED START- one and one-half hours later with a start time of 10:00 am. 

Weather Hotline 303-387-7669 or Watch Channels 4, 7,9 or check the District website www.dcsdk12.org

Delayed Start: 

The district also has procedures regarding delayed start times due to snow accumulation in the mornings. On rare occasions, we have had early dismissals if a blizzard is expected.
The district checks roads at 4 am in the morning. They decide if it will be a late start before school starts by Feeder Region (usually based on bus access on side streets and safety of students walking). We are in the Rock Canyon Feeder and therefore, Castle Pines and our attendance area count as one region. Keep in mind Castle Pines can have more snow then Highlands Ranch or the other way around. 
School closure due to snow is usually called in the early morning as well. 

You can check the District web site for school closures or the District hotline 303-387-SNOW (7669). We may not have this closure posted on our website depending on the time of day it is called. 

Lightening at dismissal: 

we do not dismiss students if lightening is in the area. We "attempt" to put up a red flag on the flagpole (dangerous of course but a sign we are on a delay) and post the delay on our web site immediately. Check our Home page for severe weather information at the top of the page. We will post any pertinent weather information you need to know. As a rule of thumb, if lightening is in the area, we are most likely on a delayed dismissal. Please do not call our office to check but use the above avenues since this is a hectic time releasing students. 
In the event of a delayed dismissal: 

We hold busses until the lightening clears for your child's safety. We also hold all walkers and bike riders. Parents are allowed to come in and pick up their children from classrooms. We have a "permission to pick up my child" sign up form to help some of you who have neighbors or friends that can pick up your children. Currently, if we do not have them listed as an emergency contact, we cannot release your children to them. If this doesn't apply to you, please do not worry about filling out the form.

To fill out the permission to release your student/s in case of inclement weather, please click here.