In Case of Bad Weather...
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Interested
you are aware, our district boundaries encompass over 1100 square miles. As a
result, weather conditions vary greatly from community to community. While some
may have 10 to 12 inches of snow in their driveway, others have little or no
snow. Determinations for delays or cancellations are made utilizing information
from weather services, state road reports, and in conjunction with personnel
who have driven roads prior to 5:45 a.m. Decisions are reached in an effort to
support the majority of students within our 1100+ square miles.
days requiring an altered schedule, JVPS will proceed with those who can
"safely" make it to school "without compromising their own
personal safety." That decision has to be made by parents and guardians on
an individual family basis. The bottom line is “SAFETY!" We are a team and
are more effective when everyone is healthy. Parents and Guardians must make
the ultimate decision as to whether or not it is safe to send their children on
any given day.
an altered schedule is considered, the School District will do one of the
Normal Schedule (i.e. Snow or storm is light and expected to
2-Hour Delay for the beginning of all school activities.
Buses will run 2 hours later than normal except for the end of the day. (i.e.
Snow or storm lightens up or reports from State Police or the Weather Bureau
indicate that the snow or storm is to get lighter)
2-Hour delay may be upgraded to a school closing if reports indicate a
worsening of conditions.
Once a 2-Hour delay
has been announced, please continue to monitor your radio or television in the
event of an upgrade to a school closing.
Closed for the day (all school activities cancelled)
Mountain Routes may also be delayed or cancelled. These
delays or cancellations will not be announced through the media. A phone tree
has been established by the Durham School Transportation Services to notify
will notify families via the automated phone system. It is the parent's
responsibility to notify the school of any phone number changes throughout the year.
addition, JVPS will notify the following media outlets of any and all
district-wide decisions requiring an altered schedule. JVPS cannot be
responsible for media outlets not making announcements as requested.
Television: Channel 4 – KKOB TV Radio: 770
Channel 7 – KOAT TV
Channel 13 – KRQE TV
Information may also be accessed by calling (575) 834-7391
or from Albuquerque (505) 842-0902