Inclement Weather Schedule for all RRPS Schools
The decision to implement an abbreviated day schedule requires the coordinated efforts of many people. Dr. Cleveland, Kim Vesely, Department of Public Safety, and the Department of Student Transportation (DOST) work on gathering information regarding weather and road conditions in order to determine the ability for our school buses to transport students to school safely.
Dr. Cleveland will make the final decision to implement an abbreviated day schedule or cancellation of school.
The abbreviated day schedule is a shortened school day, which begins two hours later than the regular schedule, but ends at the regular time. Bus schedules are also delayed two hours. Notification is usually made by 5:30 a.m. Should the complete cancellation of school be necessary, notification is usually given by 7:30 a.m. Please avoid calling the school or the district office for this information. It is recommended that families plan for such emergency closures.
If severe weather conditions materialize during the school day, the decision for an “early dismissal” will be made by 11:30 a.m. in order to arrange for school buses to arrive at your schools prior to normal dismissal time. The most efficient schedule for most school buses after 11:30 a.m. is to complete its preschool runs and to begin the “three tiered” schedule for that particular day.
ALL PARENTS: Please make sure that your contact information (especially addresses and home/cell phone numbers) have been updated in your child’s school record so that our emergency contact system will be able to reach the correct person in the case of emergencies or attendance calls! For more information about the Emergency Notification System, click here.
NOTE: If late-arrival schedule happens on a Wednesday, dismissal time is what it is on a regular Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday!
While schools have different "bell schedules", most schools on an abbreviated day schedule will utilize the following instructional times:
School Inclement Weather Schedules
|S.A.F.E. Before and After School Programs||Before-school programs are cancelled on late-arrival days.|
|Preschool Programs||NO morning classes. Afternoon classes on a regular schedule.|
|Elementary Schools (except CDN and PDS)||11:00am - 4:00pm|
|Colinas del Norte Elementary & Puesta del Sol Elementary||9:30am - 1:55pm|
|Middle Schools||10:10am - 3:15pm|
|RRHS, CHS & Desert Pathways
||9:20am - 2:29pm|
|Independence High School||9:45am - 11:35am (PM classes on regular schedule)|
|Rio Rancho Cyber Academy||M-Th: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: No classes if delay is called
To get information about school schedules during inclement weather, watch/listen to:
KOB - AM 770 / BIG-I - 107.9FM
KOB - FM 93.3
KRST - FM 92.3
KOB - CHANNEL 4
KOAT - CHANNEL 7
KRQE - CHANNEL 13
|Here's great information about weather!
Do you remember what Mark Twain said about the weather?
He said, "Everybody talks about meteorology, but nobody does anything about it."
More weather links below: