Depending on weather conditions or other emergency situations, a decision may be made regarding school closure or delay. Prescott Unified School District will decide on one of the following plans listed below, but if weather conditions worsen, a two-hour delay could be changed to a school closure day. Please monitor your radio or the PUSD snow day page during the morning for any updates or changes. We plan to utilize the district’s phone/email communication program, Edu-Link, to contact families the evening before a possible closure or delay to remind families of an inclement weather situation.
Plan 1: School Closure Day
Students and district employees will stay home and not attend school. Extra-curricular activities for the district will be determined later in the day, in accordance with weather conditions. Please check the local radio stations or the school district’s webpage for this information. Kids and Co. childcare will also be closed.
Plan 2: 2-Hour Shortened Day Special Schedule
All schedules will begin two (2) hours later.
Regular classes will begin two hours later than usual.
Buses will arrive at the bus stops two (2) hours later than usual. (For example, a bus pick-up time of 6:35 a.m. becomes an 8:35 a.m. pick-up time.)
Dismissal of school in the afternoon will be at the regular time.
Preschool, Kindergarten & Elementary Information:
Morning Discovery Gardens Preschool will NOT be held.
Afternoon Discovery Gardens Preschool will be in session.
Discovery Gardens extended preschool will open at 9:00 a.m.
Kindergarten will be in session according to the shortened schedule.
Parents with half-day kindergarten students have the option of sending their child to school for the entire day or keeping them home.
Before-school breakfast will NOT be served.
Kids and Company Child Care Information:
Kids and Company Child Care will open at 8:00 a.m. at the two elementary school sites (Washington and Miller Valley).
Middle Schools and High School Information:
Early Bird classes at Granite Mountain Middle School, Prescott Mile High Middle School and Prescott High School will NOT be held.
Before-school breakfast will NOT be served.
NOTE: In the unlikely event of a district-wide early release due to inclement weather, parents are encouraged to pick up their student(s) from school. Students will not be released before the regular dismissal time unless absolutely necessary due to severe weather conditions.
Some Dos and Don’ts You Might Find Helpful:
Listen to the local TV and radio stations for school closing or a Two-Hour Shortened Day schedule announcement. Notices will be given to the stations a few minutes before 6:00 a.m. A list of radio stations and their station numbers is included. School closure or shortened day schedules will also be available on the PUSD snow day page and the PUSD Facebook page beginning at 5:45 a.m.
Dress your children appropriately for the weather.
Instruct your children to be especially careful when walking or driving because of the increased danger of slippery roads.
Bring your children to school early on the Two-Hour Shortened Day Schedule.
Allow your children to drive vehicles that are improperly equipped when the roads are slippery.
The Prescott Schools are concerned about the safety of all and unnecessary loss of school time. Decisions to close or not to close school are made very early in the morning, before daylight. Be assured that any decision to close or delay school is carefully considered and made only after evaluating all available up-to-date information and reports. Your cooperation with these plans will be greatly appreciated.
Please be aware that the district boundaries include varying terrain and elevations that will affect the decision to delay or cancel school.
In advance, thank you for your cooperation in this matter. If you have any questions regarding this information, please call your School Principal or the District Office.
For emergency information, please listen to one of the radio stations listed below, which are contacted by Prescott Unified School District, or log on to the district’s snow day page.
|MAGIC 99.1 FM / KNOT 1450 AM||KYCA 1490 AM||KVRD 105.7 FM|
|KAHM 101.7 FM||KPPV 106.7 FM||KKLD 98.3 FM|
|KQNA 1130 AM||KYBC 1600 AM||KOLT 107.5 FM|
|KQST 102.9 FM||KGCB 90.9 FM||KFLX 105.1 FM|
|KAFF 92.9 FM||KMGN 93.9 FM||KWMX 96.7 FM|
|KNAU 89.3 FM, 88.7 FM or 91.7 FM||KZGL 95.9 FM|
|District Snow Day Page||PUSD Facebook Page|