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Severe Weather Procedure
Winter weather can sometimes cause Mapleton to delay school start times or close for the safety of students and staff. We will try to give families plenty of notice before a weather-related school delay or closure.
On a delayed start day, school will begin two hours later than the usual start time. For example, if school normally begins at 8:10 a.m., a two-hour delay would mean it begins at 10:10 a.m. Bus pick-up times would also be delayed by two hours. If your child is normally at the bus stop by 7:30 a.m., on a late start day they would need to be at the bus stop by 9:30 a.m.
A two-hour delay would also mean that Zero Hour classes will be canceled for that day as well as morning (AM) preschool. Full-day preschool will begin two hours late and afternoon (PM) will start on time.
With a delayed start, toddler care and preschool before care is also delayed two hours and opens at 8:45 a.m.
Families will be notified of either a late start or cancelation through Infinite Campus with either a call, text or email. If you don’t have a parent portal account, please contact your child’s school to create one or update your contact information. Local television and radio stations will have weather-related delays and closure information as well as Mapleton’s Facebook page and website at www.mapleton.us.
Parents who are seeking information regarding the possibility of emergency school closures are urged to listen to one of the following:
KDVR Fox 31
KHOW 630 AM
If an emergency occurs while school is in session, students are to remain with the teacher in the classroom until official dismissal has been given by the school administrator. No student will be allowed to go home without the permission of both the parent/guardian and school administrator.