Current Status

APS is OPEN.

Updated Health Guidance for the 2021-22 School Year

As we start the upcoming school year, many of you are likely eager to learn about what health guidelines will look like for students and staff next year. Below is the latest information that we have about updated guidelines.

 

Please check with your child’s school for more information.

Find important and timely resources for your family and your children at the APS Parent Playbook. From housing and food resources to help with navigating your child’s remote learning, the Parent Playbook provides assistance for every step in your family’s work toward your child’s success!

FREE Grab-and-Go Meal Distribution at 47 Sites

During remote learning, families will be able to pick up meals at any of our 47 districtwide drive-through grab-and-go school locations. There will be a pickup time from 10:45-11:30 a.m. at these 47 schools. There will also be an evening drive-through grab-and-go from 4:45-5:30 p.m. at APS’ five comprehensive high schools. If you have children who attend multiple schools, you will only need to drive to one location to pick up meals.


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Fully Remote Learning Will Occur on Snow Days for 2020-21 School Year

Rather than declaring traditional snow day closures for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year, we will instead have fully remote learning days for students. This will apply whether students are learning in person or remotely. Please note that APS will maintain its current schedule of students learning synchronously (in real time online with teachers) on Mondays-Thursdays. Fridays will remain asynchronous learning days when students learn mostly on their own time.

 

Weather Closures in APSIf our district closes schools or delays start times, announcements will be made:

  • on local television and radio stations
  • on the APS website
  • on Facebook and Twitter
  • on the APS Emergency Line (303-326-1080)
  • on the APS mobile app
  • and sent to parent/guardian phones

When inclement weather hits Aurora, APS Support Services staff work to determine how the weather will impact the school day.

How Weather Conditions are Assessed
APS staff members assess conditions beginning just after midnight to determine the impact on operations. Should we need to close schools or delay the start of the school day, the superintendent and staff will make the decision as early as possible. APS schools provide many vital resources for students and families. Whenever possible, we strive to keep schools open. 

Please know that even though adverse weather conditions may only affect some areas of the district, in the interest of safety, APS will generally close all of its schools.

Once a decision is made, information about the decision is shared as soon as possible with all media, posted on the APS website and mobile app, Facebook and Twitter, recorded on the APS Emergency Line at 303-326-1080, and sent to parent phones using our automated messaging system.

Please Note: If your child attends an APS charter school, please check in with your child's school on their status.

Delayed Start Times
Should APS staff make the decision to delay school, the school day would begin one hour later than normal. Staff members are expected to arrive at school as close to their regular start time as is safely possible as some students will arrive on time.

APS buses will pick up students one hour later than normal. Dismissal times at the end of the school day will remain the same. Afternoon preschool start times will also remain the same. Some class schedules may be affected by the delayed start. Please check with your school for any specific schedule changes.

For before-school care, please contact your care provider.

Please Note: If your child attends an APS charter school, please check in with your child's school on their status.

Our top priority is to keep students and staff as safe as possible.

Please note: A delayed start does not change regular dismissal times or pick-up times at the end of the school day.

Local Weather Information

Links to Current Aurora Weather Updates