In order to make the best decision possible regarding Snow Day/Delayed Starts, we will be looking at how the weather affects the safety of our families traveling to school and if inclement weather would affect the quality of education.
If a snow day is necessary, a decision will be made by 5:30 am and television channels 4, 7 and 9, and radio station KOA will be contacted. All teachers and staff will be notified. The school will also notify parents via broadcast text. If parents are not advised of a snow day by 6:00 am, that means it is a regular school day. No email will be sent to confirm regular school days.
The safety of our students is our first concern. Parents’ decision to keep their children at home due to weather will be honored. We recognize that some of our families live outside of the Denver area and that different areas of the city will be affected uniquely during winter storms. Parents need to inform the school if their children are unable to attend due to hazardous weather conditions.
In making the decision on whether to have a snow day, Mile High Academy takes into consideration advice from the National Weather Bureau. We look at DPS/DC/JC/APS as well as several faith based private schools that have families that commute similar to MHA as we make decisions when we may have inclement weather. We check weather and all of these sites every morning at 4:00 am if we anticipate weather issues. We make decisions about snow days based on ice, snow, extreme cold, blowing wind, road conditions and snow accumulation.
In the event of early closing, we will notify Faculty, Staff and Parents via text. Before and After School Day Care Programs will be canceled and closed. All activities scheduled on campus are canceled. Sports events and team practices are postponed.
It is the responsibility of parents to check for early closings due to inclement weather and to provide prompt pick-up of their children when this occurs.