Weather Related information

Weather Related School Closure and Late Start Information

If Douglas County School District is closed, ALL schools and programs (including B.A.S.E.) in the District are closed.

Heritage IS IN THE Mountain Vista FEEDER AREA

Snow Day/Severe Weather Procedures: Weather related schedule changes are provided to local television and radio stations. Only exceptions to normal school schedules are announced. Check the Douglas County School District's website ( or call our weather hotline at (303) 387-SNOW(7669). Any weather related schedule changes are posted by 5:00 am. Please watch for area delayed openings, closures, and early dismissal. If our area, the Legend Feeder, is not mentioned, our school is operating on a regular schedule.

Delayed Schedule: 90 minute delay: On a delayed schedule, our school starts 90 minutes later than the normal start time. Our B.A.S.E. programs are then on a 90 minute delayed schedule in order to ensure that staff members arrive safely, children are adequately supervised, and grounds personnel are able to clear parking lots and walkways in a timely manner. We close at 6:00 even when on a delayed schedule.

The HE BASE program opens at 8:00am when the school is on a delayed schedule.


District Declared Emergency Closure Days (ex: snow days) payments/credits If the B.A.S.E. program closes due to District Declared Emergency Closure, parents who have paid for childcare services that day may apply unused monies toward future childcare payments. These monies must be used in full by the end of the school year. Parents receive a maximum of the first two (2) District Declared Emergency Closure Days per school year, per child. These days do not accumulate from year to year, nor are they transferable to other families.

For more information about weather related closures please see the attached document.