Now, before bad weather or an emergency arises, is the time to make necessary arrangements for your children.
The primary method to notify all district employees, parents, and students of school closing is by radio and television. Listen to local stations for information.
District #3 will:
In the event the decision made earlier is to open schools and the storm worsens unexpectedly, District #3 will:
Parents are expected to:
Two Hour Late Start
If an emergency closing is declared by the superintendent for part of the day only, a two-hour late start may be used.
Widefield District No. 3 may use a two-hour late start as an option between closing schools or starting at the normal times. A two-hour late start may be used when a storm is passing or when additional time may be needed to prepare for students and staff arriving at their schools. Two-hour late starts will be announced by 5:30 a.m. through the same channels as a school closure. These channels include television, radio, and the district's website.
When district officials announce a two-hour late start, all start times, bus pickup times, and other standard schedules will be moved back by two hours. Morning kindergarten and morning pre-school will be canceled for that day. Certified kindergarten and pre-school staff are to report with the rest of the instructional staff.
District maintenance staff will report as scheduled by the supervisor. Administrators, identified office staff, and 12-month employees are to report as soon as they can safely arrive at their responsibility centers. Instructional staff is to report as soon as it is safe to do so, but before students are to arrive at the conclusion of the delay.