School Closings

Inclement Weather Information

The most common reason for school closures is blowing snow and severe weather.

When forecasts are definitive, the district will close or delay school with as much advance notice as possible. When forecasts are less definitive, we will monitor conditions closely and consult with county and state officials prior to making a decision to close or delay schools. In these instances, we will make every effort to communicate with you no later than 5:30 am on the school day in question.

In the event of a delayed start due to inclement weather, we will start school 2.5 hours later than regularly scheduled start times. Bus schedules will also start 2.5 hours later.

School days delayed due to inclement weather also require the following service adjustments:


  • Morning: Will be canceled
  • Afternoon: Will follow normal schedules

Spark! Discovery Preschool:

  • Morning: Will be canceled
  • Afternoon: Will follow normal schedules
  • Wraparound will begin at 11:00 a.m.

Kindergarten Programs:

  • Full-day: Will begin 2.5 hours later than their regularly scheduled start time
  • Half-day (Morning): Will be canceled
  • Half-day (afternoon): Will follow normal schedules

Community School & Enrichment Programs:

  • Before School: Will be canceled
  • After School: Will follow normal schedules


  • Breakfast: Will not be provided
  • Lunch: Will be provided


  • Out-of-district: Will be canceled along with all field trips that were scheduled to depart before 12:00 p.m.
  • In-district: Will operate routes 2.5 hours later than their regularly scheduled start time
  • Students normally transported to and from school by contracted service providers such as American Logistics Company (ALC)  will not be transported on Inclement Weather Late Start days
  • Special needs transportation to and from out-of-district schools will not occur on Inclement Weather Late Start days 
  • Career Development Center Shuttle: Routes will begin for third block

Athletics & Extracurricular activities:

  • After School: Will follow normal schedules

Delayed starts due to inclement weather and school closure notifications are made via the following communication systems: the Messenger notification system (formerly called ShoutPoint), the district website, social media, local and state media including newspapers, television and radio stations, and updates posted to the SVVSD Newsline 303-682-7387. For more information on school closures visit:

When the district remains open, but you believe that weather conditions in your specific area are not safe for your student to attend school, please feel free to contact your school’s attendance clerk to obtain an excused absence for your student.

When severe weather conditions cause you to keep your student at home, he/she will be able to make up any missed schoolwork without penalty.

If you have additional questions or concerns regarding weather-related closures or delayed starts due to inclement weather, please feel free to contact the Department of Communications.

Department of Communications

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Messenger Notification System

The Infinite Campus (IC) Messenger application allows St Vrain Valley Schools to communicate with parents/guardians via phone, email, text messaging or portal inbox as designated in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

NOTE: It is important to routinely verify and adjust these settings to ensure you are receiving all important school and district communications through the desired media.

Visit the Messenger Notification Page


Media Outlets

St. Vrain Valley Schools Newsline
Recorded updates: school closings and other urgent news
Television Stations
Channel 2KWGN Television Broadcast
Channel 4KCNC Television Broadcast
Channel 7KMGH Television Broadcast
Channel 8Longmont Cable Trust Channel
Channel 9KUSA Television Broadcast
Channel 16Comcast Cable Educational Channel
Channel 31KDVR
FM Radio Stations
92.5The Wolf
93.3The Fox
99.5The Mountain
AM Radio Stations
1430AM Studio

If for any reason the school calendar is altered as a result of school closures, the Board of Education may schedule make-up days on Saturdays, during vacations, or at the end of the school calendar year.