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Posted: November 18, 2019

Plan in Place for Weather-Related Delays, Closures

Get updates at APS.edu, 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.

Weather make-up days are May 26, 27, and 28, 2020. 

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

If conditions don't improve, APS will make the decision 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 APS.edu. Another good place to check is Twitter, @ABQschools

In addition, you should get a robocall and/or email from SchoolMessenger, the district’s school-to-home communications system. It is important for parents to make sure their child’s school has updated phone numbers and email addresses.

Update your contact information on ParentVue.

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 and safety at the forefront.