Wondering what to expect in case of a weather closure in all or part of BVSD?
  • Watch the area near the top of the front page of the BVSD website, on the left just below the rotating photos masthead. Public notice of a closure or delay will be posted there on the website FIRST and the light will change from green to yellow or red.
  • After the web notice has been posted, an email, phone call and text message (for those who have opted in to receive text messages from BVSD) will be sent to everyone whom the closure or delay directly affects.
  • In cases of all-district closures, the messages will be sent to ALL BVSD parents / guardians and staff.
  • In cases of mountain school closures, only mountain schools and mountain bus parents/guardians and staff will get the email and text messages.
  • Media will also be alerted in both cases, and Facebook and Twitter notices will be posted.
No notices means no closures or significant delays have been reported. Except in very rare instances, decisions about closures are generally made by 5:30 a.m.

Learn about BVSD's emergency notification system.

See BVSD Closure Policies for more information.

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Note that a weather closure notification will be sent as a "Non-School Hours Emergency" unless it occurs during school hours. The default for a "Non-School Hours Emergency" is that BVSD's SchoolMessenger system calls just Phone 1 and Phone 2 on record for a student or staff member:
  • Phone 1 is the student's primary household or staff member's home phone number.
  • Phone 2 is the student's secondary household or staff member's work number.
The default for a School Hours Emergency is that SchoolMessenger calls all phone numbers it has on record for the student or staff member. In both types of emergencies, the default is for SchoolMessenger to send emails to all email addresses it has on record for the student or staff member.

Parents and staff members may change the SchoolMessenger system's defaults for themselves through Contact Manager. Through the Contact Manager feature, individuals can also enter cell phone numbers on which to receive text messages sent by the district or schools.