If Schools Will Be Closed or Delayed...
If schools will be closed or delayed due to severe weather, this information will be broadcast on local television and radio stations, and will also be posted on the FlashAlert website. The most recent information from the FlashAlert website should be shown below.
Additionally, if you would like to receive automatic notifications of emergency messages directly from FlashAlert you can now download the free FlashAlert app for Android, iPhone and iPad or follow us on Twitter @cmsd12.
You must be registered with FlashAlert to link your mobile apps. You can start the registration process in the information box below. If you are already registered with FlashAlert, remember that you must log in once at the beginning of each school year to verify and maintain your FlashAlert registration!
If your browser does not display the FlashAlert information above, click here to go directly to the FlashAlert site.
Parents May Use Their Own Judgment...
Parents may use their own judgment when weather conditions are severe. If you intend to keep your child home, please notify the school office. Ultimately, the decision on whether to send a child to school on inclement weather days always rests with parents. This is an important option for parents to keep in mind throughout the entire winter because, inevitably, there will be times when the roads in the majority of the District are safe for travel, but a specific street or route may not be. In this case, all parents need to do is communicate to their school the reason for their child's absence, and the absence will not count against the student's attendance record.
This same attendance exception holds true throughout the day during inclement weather as well. Except under the most extreme circumstances, school will not dismissed early once we have begun because we know from previous experience that the disruption and difficulty this causes for families is extreme. However, if during a school day the weather deteriorates to the point that parents feel it is best to pick up their son or daughter from school, then we encourage them to do so.
Cheyenne Mountain School District uses the Internet-based FlashAlert system for notifying the news media of changes in school schedules, such as weather-related delays and closures, etc. School district officials do not contact media outlets directly.
You are now able to download the free FlashAlert Messenger app for either Android, iPhone, or iPad, or follow us on Twitter @cmsd12 and receive emergency information just minutes after we post it, at no cost to you!
Please note that these alerts come directly from the FlashAlert service, so District 12 cannot be responsible for the reliability of delivery.