With winter weather in full swing, DPS is bringing back the option of having a delayed start instead of closing schools for a full snow day. In the event of inclement weather, district officials will work to make a decision as early as the forecast and conditions allow, with a final decision coming no later than 5 a.m. Choosing a delayed start gives road crews time to plow, and gives our Transportation Department time to prepare buses for students.
If DPS calls a delayed start, you will receive a message through SchoolMessenger by robocall and/or text message. Please tune in to your local television and radio stations, this website, and our Facebook page, @DPSNewsNow and @DPSschoolbus on Twitter between 5:30-6 a.m. Notifications in Spanish will be made on radio newscasts on 1150 AM, 1280 AM and 1090 AM. A message announcing the delayed start will also be left on the DPS closure hotline at 720-423-3200 and on the DPS Transportation hotline at 720-423-4600.
Find more detailed information about our weather delay and cancellation procedures in this flier.