Weather Related Schedule Changes

  • The Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) believes that it is important for families and team members to be prepared for weather-related schedule changes during the winter months.  To ensure that students, families, and team members are safe traveling to and from school, alternative schedules have been developed to respond to winter weather conditions.   Decisions to continue remote learning, delay school, or cancel school are based on a number of factors that include weather forecasts, road conditions and closures, access to FUSD parking areas and sites, student transportation, impact on instruction and scheduled activities, and timelines for mobilizing communication.

    FUSD will post notification of a delayed start or weather cancellation on, school websites and our social media platforms when a decision is made.  Phone calls, e-mails, and texts to FUSD parents and staff will begin at 6:00 a.m.  Families wishing to receive text message notification will need to update their mobile phone number on ParentVUE.

    Below are the three options for weather-related schedules: 

    • Remote Learning- Students and staff should be prepared for remote learning, with the needed technology, so learning can continue as currently scheduled.
    • Delayed Start- School begins two hours after the regular start time at each building.  If a Delayed Start occurs on a scheduled Early Release Day (Wednesday for secondary schools and Fridays for elementary schools), the early release is canceled.  Any changes to meal services and supervision at Safe Learning Centers will be communicated to families.
    • Cancellation- In the event school is canceled, make-up days have been designated on the 2020-2021 school calendar.  Days will be made up in the following order:  May 6 and May 7.  The dates of April 26 and 27 will be regular school days as part of the required 180 days of instruction.

    We understand changes to the school schedule require parents and community partners to make alternative arrangements.  Please plan ahead now for childcare in the likely event school is delayed or cancelled during this winter season.  If you have any questions, please contact your school office directly.