DPS Weather Delay Information

Posted 11/26/2018

DPS Transportation Services is fully committed to supporting and providing quality services to our students and families. In order to ensure families are kept up-to-date with information that impacts them, we are sharing our process to make sure students and families are safe on the road and provided real-time information about delays and schedule changes.

To start, the Weather Delay Schedule” for identified schools will be activated in the event we experience adverse weather conditions that impede our ability to safely and timely access students in the morning.

The goal of this Weather Delay Schedule is to provide buses an additional 60 minutes to access schools that start at 8:30 a.m. or later. The implementation also allows students to remain out of inclement weather conditions, giving Transportation additional time to pick up students for a safe transport to school.

DPS announces closures or delays via the following communications tools:

  • Automated calls and emails – Families who provide phone numbers or email addresses to schools will receive a phone call and/or an email announcing any closure or delay due to inclement weather.
  • News media – DPS immediately notifies news media for inclusion on their weather closing or delays lists. Look at the news headlines.
  • DPS homepage – Closures and delays are announced via a red “alert” banner across the top of the district homepage at www.dpsk12.org.
  • DPS social media – Announcements to close or delay school will quickly be posted to Facebook @Denver Public Schools and Twitter @DPSNewsNow.
  • District closure/delay hotline – A message announcing the closure or delay will be left on the school district’s closure hotline at 720-423-3200, as well on the DPS Transportation Services hotline at 720-423-4600.