District policy on snow days and delayed start due to weather

It's the time of year where the decision to cancel or delay school because of inclement weather is a topic of interest to parents and staff members.

Our policy for the determination of school cancelation or delay can be found on the DCSD website (Snow Days and School Transportation). We encourage you to read this at your convenience. In short, the district considers five factors when determining whether or not to cancel school due to weather. The five factors are:

  • 1. Visibility
  • 2. Temperature
  • 3. Wind
  • 4. Amount of snow
  • 5. Road conditions

When the weather forecast predicts heavy snowfall, the School District directs individuals in each attendance area to check the routes at least an hour before the buses run. The District is also in contact with highway road crews and the local dispatch center. Generally, the decision to close schools must be made no later than 6:00 a.m. by the superintendent or designee.

If the decision has been made to cancel school, we try to give parents and community members as much advance notice as possible. For the most up to date information, please check the DCSD website, our Facebook page, or your school's website or Facebook page.

The policy discusses other details and information regarding this topic such as delayed start, and student attendance, and we encourage you to read it at the link below.

View the full policy: Snow Days and School Transportation