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School Closure Information

As we prepare for the winter months, these are the school closing and two-hour delay procedures.  School closing, delay, and cancelation decisions are made based on the weather and road conditions in the Garfield 16 area and neighboring areas. 

School Closing/Snow Day

If there is inclement weather, the District will decide to close school by 5:15 a.m., based on the conditions at 5:00 a.m.. Parents will be notified by 6:00 a.m. if there is a snow day or delayed start.

After School Activities for a School Closing/Snow Day

All after school activities will be evaluated throughout the day if the District is closed for weather or weather conditions become hazardous during the day.   The District will notify staff, students, and families of after school activities cancellations by 1:00 p.m.

Two-Hour Delay

A two-hour delay will be used when the road conditions are not suitable for travel at 5:00 a.m., but are expected to improve throughout the day. The District will decide to call a delayed start by 5:15 a.m.. This will allow snow plows additional time to clear the roads. On a two-hour delayed schedule, buses will begin their routes two hours late, and all classes will begin two hours late. 

Schools will operate on a modified schedule. Start times will simply be pushed back by two hours. Students will have breakfast and lunch. Students will be dismissed at the regular time. 

In the event that the District has a two-hour delay and the road conditions do not improve, the District may decide to close schools for the day. The District will make this decision by 7:30 a.m. based on the conditions at 7:15 a.m.

AM Cardinal Club will be canceled on a two-hour delay day. PM Cardinal Club will continue as scheduled on a two-hour delay day. 

  School Doors Open at: 

1st Bell

Tardy Bell

School Day Begins

Last Bell

School Day Ends

CFL & BUE 9:25 AM 9:30 AM 9:35 AM 3:15 PM
GVMS 9:35 AM 10:15 AM 10:20 AM 4:05 PM
GVHS 9:35 am 10:05 AM 10:15 AM 4:05 PM

Early Dismissal

In the event that weather conditions start or worsen once students are in school, the decision to have an early dismissal will be made by 10:00 a.m.

All after school activities will be canceled.  

AM Cardinal Club will continue as scheduled on an early dismissal day. PM Cardinal Club will be canceled on an early dismissal day.


All families will be notified of a school closing through the district messaging system, media outlets, and social media as soon as possible. 

Please be sure that your contact information is current by checking in with the secretaries at your child's school so that in the event of school closures, Garfield 16 is able to contact you. 

Alternatively, you can login to your Infinite Campus account to ensure your contact information is correct.