- 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.
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.
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.
- Read the School Closure Frequently Asked Questions.
- Read more about severe weather procedures in APS.
Local Weather Information
Links to Current Aurora Weather Updates
- AccuWeather (most frequently updated)
- The Weather Channel
- CNN Weather
- National Weather Service
- Yahoo! Weather