When it is necessary to close school because of emergency reasons, the administration will attempt to make a decision prior to the beginning of the school day. As soon as a decision is made, radio and TV stations KOA, KCNC Channel 4TV, KMGH Channel 7TV and KUSA Channel 9TV will be notified. The notice will be posted on the district website (www.re3j.com) and the snow message line at 303-356-2070.
During the school day, early dismissal can become a concern due to snow accumulation and icy roads. Additional daylight hours are important and buses may have trouble negotiating their routes. If possible, the decision to dismiss will be made by 12:30 of the day of concern and announced on the radio. However, there may be instances when an emergency dismissal will occur after 12:30. Therefore, the administration would suggest that you make arrangements with your children in case an early dismissal should occur when you are not at home. Realistically, there is no way to notify all parents in advance. We are concerned not only about safe transportation home by school bus, but also that the children have an alternate place to go in case you are not at home.