Delayed Starts


"Delayed Start" Option

This winter, based on feedback the district has received from parents and staff members, and in the interest of student safety, we will be adding “delayed starts” as an option on days when warranted. A delay of two hours for all school schedules and bus schedules will be implemented when there has been significant snow during the night which ends or is expected to end by 5 a.m. A delayed start will allow more time for our partner agencies and private contractors to address snow removal and to ensure conditions are safe, without missing a full day of school. If we implement a “delayed start” it would be announced using our regular snow day notification process with calls going out to parents at 4:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. For Donner Trail, a delayed start means school will begin at 10:45 a.m. and end at the regular dismissal time. Lunch times remain the same.  This also means that each bus stop time would be delayed two hours from it's regular time in the morning though the afternoon bus stop times remain the same.



Alder Creek Middle School to Donner Trail Elem 10:15
Donner Summit Area  
Old Hwy 40 & Plavada (Donner Trail School) 10:40
Old Hwy 40 & Donner Summit Lodge 10:35
Donner Pass Rd & Kingvale 10:39