We would like to share important inclement weather information so that your family can be prepared in the event severe weather (such as snowstorms, blizzard conditions, or power outages) impacts our normal school schedules and operations.
Our first priority, as long as it is deemed safe, will be in-person learning. Based on road conditions and weather forecasts, changes may be necessary for the safety of our students, staff, and the community.
Early Dismissal. We will make every effort to avoid early dismissal due to the problems it creates in notifying parents. However, should it be necessary we will notify parents via BrightArrow, Facebook and the district website. Our bus drivers will be instructed not to leave any elementary student at home unless there is an older sibling or parent/guardian home. If there is no adult or older brother or sister at home, we will bring the children back to the school and contact the parents either at work or home. If we cannot make contact, we will then take them home at the regularly scheduled bus route time.
Two (2) Hour Delay. When school is on a two (2)- hour delay all bus routes will run two (2) hours later than normal and be scheduled to arrive at 9:30 a.m. School will open at 9:30 a.m. instead of the usual 7:30 a.m. and classes will begin at 9:45 a.m.
Breakfast will be served in the cafeteria starting at 9:30 a.m.
Remote Learning Day. When inclement weather closes our schools to in-person learning, we will be instituting remote learning. Teachers and students are to follow the remote learning plans below.
Changes to the regular school day will be communicated in the following ways:
BrightArrow message will be sent no later than 6:00 a.m. notifying parents of the changes. To opt in to receive text messages, text YES to 87569.
Announcements on the district’s website and Facebook page.
The Valley Courier will also be notified about the change in school day.
Broadcasted through KRZA 88.7 FM and KSPK 103.5 FM.
2022-2023 REMOTE LEARNING PLANS
Alamosa Elementary School
Students are to complete the inclement weather packets that were sent home with students.
Return completed packets to school when school resumes.
Ortega Middle School
Students are to complete assignments in Google Classroom (assignments will be available by 8:30 a.m.).
Teachers will be available email & Google Classroom chat between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to answer questions.
Teachers will also be available in Google Meets between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon to answer questions.