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Weather Delays and Cancellations 

It’s October and that means snow is on its way!  Student safety is our primary concern when considering to run, delay or cancel school during inclement weather. We live in a mountain community with constantly changing road and weather conditions so these can be tough decisions to make.


We make every effort to provide a consistent educational program for our students and get them to and from school safely. Our Transportation Department and our bus drivers are experienced and well trained in winter driving but if parents believe that road conditions are questionable, they have every right to keep their children at home.


It is difficult to delay or cancel school based only on weather predictions since the predictions are not always accurate. When there is inclement weather in the morning, the district’s Manager of Transportation and the Superintendent - in consultation with the NOAA, the National Weather Service, Colorado Department of Transportation and local road and bridge departments - assess weather and road conditions in addition to student safety concerns. If weather predictions indicate worsening conditions, we will cancel school. If road conditions are poor at 6:00 a.m., but weather predictions indicate quick improvements, we will initiate a two-hour delay. In the event of a two-hour delay, buses will run exactly two hours later than normal. Half-day morning preschool programs are canceled if there is a two-hour delay.


Rarely, if ever, do we dismiss school early due to inclement weather. It is safer to keep children at school once school is in session than to risk transporting them in adverse conditions or sending them to empty homes.  By 1:00 p.m., we will decide whether to run the Summit Middle School after-school activities buses. In addition, we will decide whether to cancel all after-school activities. 

If and when we make the decision to cancel, delay or dismiss school, we attempt to get that information out as best as we can through our school district text, voice and email messaging service. We will also send out text messages on SCAlert at www.scalert.org.  You may also call the district’s transportation information hotline at (970) 368-1777. We post this information on our district website www.summit.k12.co.us and notify local and Denver-area media outlets. If there are no reports of a delayed start or cancellation, parents can assume that all schools are operating according to their normal schedule.


Enrollment and Registration for 2015-2016
New students, please click link to the right, under
Site Shortcuts, Student Registration and visit the schools webpage
for additional information. 
Interested in attending Snowy Peaks High School?
Principal Jim Smith will be available August 5 for new student interviews and enrollment.  Please call 970-368-1145 for an appointment.  Please visit the Snowy Peaks High School Website for more information. 
Preschool 2015-16
Please click on the link below for instructions to apply.
For more information call Shelly Aleshire, 970-368-1022. 


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Former students wanting an enrollment record request under the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act need to  contact Central Office at 970-368-1000.