TIMNATH IS CLOSED TODAY
BELOW IS INFORMATION TO REVIEW REGARDING THE PSD SCHOOL CLOSURE PROCESS AND COMMUNICATION:
Please see information below regarding procedures should schools be closed.
Parents -- please review the information below regarding 3 school closure situations, due to weather or other reasons: school closure; a 2-hour delayed start; or early release.
Please Note: If all schools are open, no announcements by the media or on the PSD website will be made. Parents should NOT call schools, district offices, or broadcast media.
(1) School Closures Due to Weather, Road Conditions
A decision about weather-related school closures is made by 5:30 a.m., and the following communication occurs immediately.
If schools are closed, parents and staff will be notified by email and the PSD voice messaging system, and on PSD’s website at www.psdschools.org. (Parents--to update your email, click here.)
Note: When PSD schools are closed, B.A.S.E. Camp will be closed.
Media outlets (listed below) will also list closures if schools are closed. The following radio and television stations will provide information about PSD school closures. We will notify Spanish radio stations KGRE 1450 AM and KJJD 1170 AM for Spanish speaking families.
Television Stations (Comcast Cable channels are listed below; channels vary by provider):
KCOL 600 AM
KCSU 90.5 FM
KFKA 1310 AM
KGRE 1450 AM
KIS 96.1 FM
KJJD 1170 AM
KKQZ 94.3 FM
KOA 850 AM
KOOL 105 FM
KQOF 1410 AM
KRFC 88.9 FM
KUNC 91.5 FM
TRI 102 102.5 FM
(2) Delayed Start of Schools Due to Weather, Road Conditions
Should the need arise due to inclement weather and/or questionable road conditions, PSD may implement a 2 hour delayed start of all schools. A decision about weather-related delayed starts is made by 5:30 a.m.
If schools are on a delayed start, parents and staff will be notified by email and the PSD voice messaging system, and on PSD’s website at www.psdschools.org. (Parents--to update your email, click here.)
Media outlets (listed below) are informed if the district implements a 2 hour delayed start.
Bus pick up times: Buses will pick up students at bus stops 2 hours later than regularly scheduled pick-up times. Buses will make every effort to be punctual, although traffic and road conditions may increase travel time. Please ensure your child is dressed warmly in anticipation of a potentially longer wait time. Parents are encouraged to walk their children to bus stops and avoid walking along the roadways. Sidewalks are safer even if these areas are not cleared of snow.
Drop off and arrival times: Parents dropping off students, students who walk, and students driving to school should arrive 2 hours after their regular arrival times. Please do not arrive earlier.
Kindergarten and Early Childhood programs: Morning-only kindergarten programs and morning Early Childhood programs are cancelled when there is a delayed start schedule. Afternoon kindergarten and afternoon Early Childhood programs will run on normal schedules. Full-day kindergarten and full-day Early Childhood programs will start 2 hours later than normal.
Before and after school childcare: B.A.S.E. (Before and After School Enrichment) Camp will open as normally scheduled for students attending these programs. If your childcare provider is other than B.A.S.E. Camp, contact them for start times.
School dismissal times: School dismissal times will remain on regular schedules, including bus drop-off times in neighborhoods and parent pick-up times at schools.
(3) Early Release of Schools Due to Weather, Road Conditions
If the weather forecast suddenly changes to adverse conditions, PSD may put into action an early release. Parents are urged to please develop a plan for the possibility of your student’s early release to your home. B.A.S.E. Camp will not be available after school if schools release students early.
When PSD makes a decision to close schools earlier than the regularly-scheduled release times due to inclement weather and/or questionable road conditions, parents will be notified by phone and email. In addition, media outlets (listed above) and the PSD website (www.psdschools.org) also will communicate early release information.
Parents are urged to make sure family contacts and telephone numbers are current at your child’s school for such an emergency. To add or update your email, click here.