Winter Weather Delays

Group of students outside in the snow

In an effort to increase student safety during winter months, Denver Public Schools would like to remind you of its Weather Delay Policy. All schools (regardless of start time) will be delayed by two hours if a Weather Delay is called by the District.

The purpose of the Weather Delay Schedule is to provide school buses additional time to pick up students and reduce student wait time in severe weather. The decision to close or delay school will be made by the superintendent based on information provided by representatives from DPS Transportation Services, transportation agencies and the weather bureau.

If DPS calls a Weather Delay:

If DPS schools remain open during severe weather:

If DPS schools are closed due to severe weather:

How you will be informed:

In the event of inclement weather, district officials will make the decision by 5 a.m. If the decision is made to close or delay school, local television and radio stations will be notified immediately and broadcast regular announcements of school closures or delays. You can also visit,, and Notifications in Spanish will be made on radio newscasts on 1150-AM, 1280-AM and 1090-AM.