Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather

On very cold and/or wet days, children are kept inside during recess time. If the temperature is 20 degrees or less (wind chill factor is taken into consideration), there will be inside recess. Please dress your child appropriately as the weather in our area is unpredictable.

Weather Closure

There will be no bus service all day (morning and afternoon) for all students (high school, middle school and elementary) when the TV, radio, weather hotline and district Web site announcement is Ponderosa High School Feeder Area is Closed.

For the most accurate and up-to-date school closure or delayed schedule information, please call the Douglas County School District’s Weather Hotline 303-387-SNOW (7669) or check the district’s Web site at Weather Delay and Closures

Delayed Starts

Transportation service during inclement weather for your area can differ from the rest of the school district. Information regarding transportation service during inclement weather for all students living in the Ponderosa High School attendance area will be as follows:

Bus service will run on a 90 minute delayed schedule for all students (high school, middle school and elementary) living in the Ponderosa High School attendance area when the announcement on TV, radio, the district’s weather hotline or the district’s Web site is 90 minutes Delayed Schedule. (Example: If your bus stop is usually at 7:00 am on a delayed schedule, your bus stop would be at 8:30 am.)

It is the parent / guardians choice for their student to go to school or not in inclement weather. If you feel it is not safe for your student to go to school, due to weather, call your student’s school attendance line for an excused absence. In addition, if your student’s bus runs late to school, the tardy will be excused.

Early Release Days

In the event that the district calls an early release day, students and teachers will follow the Emergency School Closure Form instructions that each parent has filled out and turned in to the front office. Please keep us updated if your emergency information changes.

Weather Bug

Click on the link below to check the lightning distance (SPARK LIGHTNING):
Weather Bug

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