The Denver Waldorf School alerts families to school closure due to snow by 6:30 am via email, text message, phone call to primary phone number (voice mail if no answer), website and local media. The DWS main phone greeting will also be updated with school closure details. If no announcement is made by 6:30 am, it is a regular school day.
Our snow policy calls for a designated faculty or staff person to monitor the weather during times of heavy snow. We will be looking at how the weather affects the safety of our families traveling to school and if the quality of education would be minimized by inclement weather.
If it is felt that a snow day is necessary, a decision will be made by 6:30 am and notifications are made as indicated above.
The school does not have late-arrival policies for snow, however students will not be penalized for being late in inclement weather. We recognize that some of our families live outside of the Denver area and that different areas of the city will be affected uniquely during our winter storms – we encourage our families to use their own good judgment as to whether or not they bring their children to school on inclement weather days.
In making the decision on whether to have a snow day, The Denver Waldorf School takes into consideration advice from the National Weather Bureau. We have a responsibility, as a school, to ensure the safety of our community as well as the safety of the wider Denver area. We make decisions about snow days based on ice, snow, extreme cold, blowing wind, road conditions and snow accumulation.
If you have any questions about The Denver Waldorf School snow day policy, please contact Administrative Director Kelly Church at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-777-0531 x. 108.