Teller Elementary Cold or Inclement Weather Plan
On very cold or wet days, scholars will be invited into the building at 7:45 a.m. for breakfast and at 7:55 a.m. to the auditorium for scholars in K-2, or to the gym for scholars in grades 3-5 before the school day. ECE students should enter the school at 8:00 from the south doors and sign in before going to class.
Generally, scholars spend a portion of the lunch period outside. When weather prevents scholars from being outside, an announcement will be made over the PA system if it is to be an “Inside Day.” Scholars will then go to the cafeteria on the same schedule to eat lunch. Instead of going outside before or after lunch, scholars will go to the auditorium to watch a video or read a book.
We will make every effort to engage scholars in educational videos or videos of past Teller performances rather than movies.
Whenever possible, we will maintain an outside schedule. To help us achieve this, please be sure your scholar comes to school prepared to go outside in cold, wet and snowy weather.
Please note: We will be outside in weather that is 20 degrees Fahrenheit or above. We will also go outside in light snow or rain provided that the playground is adequately clear for scholars to play. Please help your scholar be prepared every day. When our scholars are prepared, they can get the fresh air and exercise they need to help them learn in the afternoon.
Procedures for Other Weather
Lightning in the Area
Delayed Start/School Closure
To learn if DPS is on a “Delayed Start,” closed due to severe weather, or will dismiss school during the day due to snow, watch local T.V. channels 2,4,7,9, 31, and 50 (Spanish) or listen to radio KOA 850 AM and KJME 1390 AM (Spanish).
If DPS is on a delayed start, elementary buses may arrive ½ hour later than usual.
Information will be available at the school or through the DPS Communications Office.
We will lockdown if danger is in our building or neighborhood threaten our Scholars.
• A sign will be posted in door windows stating we are in lockdown.
The decision to keep schools open or to close them during winter weather conditions is not a simple one, but it is made with one overriding factor in mind: The well-being of our students, their families and staff. It is a good idea to decide in advance how to best keep up with the changes, what childcare arrangements are needed, and how to adjust if school is closed due to inclement weather. Detailed DPS winter weather and snow day information including information on how families can find out if school is closed, can be found on the transportation website or on the DPS website.