*** UPDATE ***
Douglas County School District will be on a 90-MINUTE DELAY on Monday, Jan 22, 2018, due to forecasted weather conditions including below zero temperatures and wind chill.
A 90-MINUTE DELAY means that schools, buses and BASE (before school) programs are all delayed by 90-minutes. Additionally, morning preschool and morning kindergarten classes are canceled.
Just minutes ago, Erin Kane of the Douglas County School District sent out an email advising parents that the District is monitoring the storm.
Dear Douglas County Families,
Well, the snow has finally arrived! I hope everyone had a great weekend and that you are all staying warm and safe today and that your shovels and snowblowers survive your driveways (it was a close call at the Kane house – thank goodness for teenagers!).
I wanted to reach out this afternoon to let you know that we are carefully monitoring the weather and will continue to do so. Our Snow Team is monitoring the storm, road conditions, temperatures, and wind chills. Our usual process is to monitor conditions overnight and make a call very early in the morning, However, if it is at all possible for us to make a delay or closure decision tonight, we will.
CLICK HERE to learn more about their work and how we make our decisions on closures and delays. Here’s a light-hearted clip you also might want to check out. Finally, here is a link to our weather page.
As always, our focus is on the safety of our students, staff and families as well as on the education of our kids. We will keep those priorities at the forefront when we make a decision.
All of that said, if schools are open but you are concerned about your family’s safety, we absolutely respect your right to make a decision as a family to keep your kids home (or bring them in later) and their absences will be excused. Snow day decisions are never black and white and weather conditions vary greatly across the 900 square miles of our district.
If you do not hear from us, school is on! Have a great evening and stay safe and warm.
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