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Inclement Weather

Storm Schedule 

A YELLOW FLAG will be displayed in front of the school alerting parents of a late start or storm delay dismissal. 

DELAYED START- one  hour later with a start time of 10:10 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).

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 yellow flag on the flagpole (dangerous of course but a sign we are on a delay) and post the delay on our web site immediately. We will also send out an email and phone blast to alert families of a delay.  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 buses 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.

Parents/Guardians or other adults over the age of 18, who have been given permission in Infinite Campus, may pick up their children/younger siblings during a lighting delay at their own risk. Siblings under the age of 18 coming to pick up a younger sibling will be asked to stay in the building and will NOT be released. (At times, high school students are able to leave the premises under their own accord, but they will not be allowed to remove younger siblings from a building in the event of a lightning delay.)

Walking: School will monitor lighting in accordance to the proximity from their building, but cannot guarantee the lightning in relation to all students' final destinations. Once conditions at the site are considered to be safe, students will be released. Parents are encouraged to communicate with the school in advance of students departing from the school if they need alternate arrangements.


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