for Inclement Weather
If there is a question as to whether a snow day
or inclement weather day will be called or not, the Superintendent, Manager of
Transportation, and Director of Maintenance and Operations begin checking
weather reports and road conditions at 3:00 A.M. They actually drive the bus
routes. If these routes are safe for buses to travel and if the school sites
are cleared of snow and safe to occupy, school will remain in session. If these
routes are not safe for buses to travel or we are unable to clear school sites
of snow, the decision to call a snow day must be made by 5:00 A.M.
taken into consideration is whether the buses will be able to travel the
afternoon routes when school is dismissed.
Weather conditions sometimes result in bus runs
taking longer to complete. When this happens, students at Big Bear High School
and Big Bear Middle School may be dismissed 30 minutes early in order for buses
to be on time to pick up students at Baldwin Lane Elementary, North Shore
Elementary, and Big Bear Elementary Schools. If early dismissal is called, all
enrichment/intervention programs will be cancelled.
Once the decision to cancel school is made at
5:00 A.M. a phone chain is activated. The principals change recordings at
school sites, the District Office changes their snowline message, a district
wide dial out to parents, guardians, and staff is activated, and information is
posted on the District App, Website (www.bearvalleyusd.org) and Facebook Page.
Executive Assistant posts the school closure information on the following
School District Website www.bearvalleyusd.org
Big Bear Grizzly
Channel 7 News
Channel 4 News
Channel 2 & 9 News
Channel 5 News
Typically, the school sites and District Office
phones will be busy with calls. We suggest you listen to the message on the
district-wide dial out, view messages on the District App, Website, Facebook
Page, and tune in to one or more of the above stations for information. We
cannot control whether these stations will air the information provided; please
view or listen to more than one of the above.
information will be continually updated in order for the most current
information to be available.
ultimate decision to send a child to school rests with the parent. If you do
not think it is safe for your individual child to attend school, it is your
choice. Please note if school is in session and your child stays home, it will
be counted as an unexcused absence.
It is the mission of Bear Valley Unified
School District to educate, inspire, and prepare all students by creating
innovative learning environments where students can thrive academically,
contribute to society, and lead healthy, purposeful lives.