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Plan for Weather-Related Delays, Cancellations

Posted October 23, 2022, 2:05 PM. Updated March 7, 2023, 2:07 PM.

Get weather-related updates at, Twitter, and SchoolMessenger.

The decision to delay or cancel schools due to inclement weather is not taken lightly. As early as 2:30 a.m., APS Police and Student Transportation Services are on the road determining whether roads are clear enough to provide safe routes for school buses loaded with children.

They're checking for snow, ice, and poor visibility on roads stretching across the district's 1,200 square miles. The bottom line, they're checking for safety.

If conditions don't improve, APS will decide to delay schools by 5:30 a.m. and to close schools by 7 a.m., before the first school buses head out to pick up kids.

Updates are posted throughout the morning at Another good place to check is Twitter, @ABQschools

In addition, you should get a robocall from SchoolMessenger, the district's school-to-home communications system. Families need to make sure their child's school has updated phone numbers and email addresses.

Update your contact information on ParentVUE

Make-up Days for 2022-2023

  • Traditional-Calendar Schools: May 26, 30, and 31
  • Extended-Calendar Schools: June 2, 5, and 6

Inevitably, the decision – no matter what it is – will be met with cheers and jeers. Conditions within the school district can vary vastly during a storm. Blue skies at one school, a blizzard at another, clear roads on one part of town, sheets of ice a few miles down the road. But these decisions are always made with student safety at the forefront.

Learn more about School Delays and Cancellations