Monitoring Incoming Weather

Inclement Weather Information

Dear STEM School Highlands Ranch Families,

Your STEM Leadership Team is closely monitoring the Winter Weather Storm and wanted to share with you the following reminders that we’ve shared via our Weekly Parent Newsletter.

Late Start Schedule

STEM does not mimic the Late Start Policy and schedule put forth by DCSD. If Douglas County calls for a Delayed Opening, STEM’s Virtual School Day Policy will take effect.

Virtual School Day for Inclement Weather

If DCSD determines that the district should follow the Delayed Opening protocol, STEM School Highlands Ranch will abide by its Virtual School Day Policy. When it snows, our school’s operation and instructional expectations will be determined by one of these three scenarios:

  • Updated: Snow Day – Douglas County Schools calls a snow day – STEM is closed (check
  • Late Start Day – Douglas County Schools calls a Late Start day – STEM is closed and implements a Virtual School Day.
  • All Schools Open – Douglas County Schools declare Highlands Ranch area schools open – STEM is open and operating to our regular schedule.

If we have to initiate a Virtual Weather Day, teachers will communicate with students on how and when to access their assignments.

We are in close and constant communication with DCSD and will update families as soon as we receive word on any decision that is made. We aim to inform families as soon as possible so that you can adjust accordingly. DCSD will meet around 4 a.m. to determine the impact of the snow storm on the school day. We will update as soon as we receive word.

Please reach out with any questions to communications@

Thank you,

Nicole Bostel, Communications Director

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