Under all but the most extreme conditions, school officials have a responsibility to keep school in session. During Colorado winters, snow and ice are to be expected. Those that do not feel comfortable driving in these conditions or are inexperienced should consider alternate transportation options.
As always, we respect a parent’s decision regarding attendance or late arrival for their children. A call or a written note will excuse a student’s later arrival or absence during these conditions. When weather is severe enough to close schools, it is extremely important that working parents have arranged child care available to them.
When the Standard Response Protocol (Secure Perimeter, Lockdown, Shelter or Evacuation) is activated at your child’s school or a decision has been made to delay or close our schools, BVSD will send an emergency alert letting you know via phone, email and text messaging. The alert will also be posted on BVSD’s website, social media and on local news media.
These initial notifications may not include many details, as the situation is developing and accurate information is being gathered. Additional updates will be sent as more information becomes available. To select your preferences, please visit bit.ly/Text-BVSD