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Emergency/Snow Day and Power Outage Closure Information


LISTEN - After 6:00 a.m. listen to radio station KNCO (AM 830 or FM 94.1) or KVMR (FM 89.5)
WATCH - KCRA TV Channel 3
CALL - 265-1820 and Press 6 to hear Recorded Message at the District Office (6:30 – 8:30 a.m.)
CHECK -  Your voicemail/telephone answering machine (6:30 a.m.) for the NCSD School Messenger recorded message from the Superintendent. (This will only be sent if schools will have a delayed schedule or will be closed.)
ACCESS - The Internet to view the District Website. Information can also be found on radio station KNCO’s website. KNCO will update their website frequently with the latest snow day information. You may also access YubaNet for up to date information.

During snow conditions, KNCO (AM 830, FM 94.1) and KVMR (FM 89.5) will announce the procedure the Nevada City Schools will follow for that specific day beginning at 6:00 a.m. The Nevada City School District Office will post a recorded message with information regarding the schedules to be followed beginning at 6:30 a.m. (265-1820, extension 6).

The schools will operate according to one of the following schedules during snowy conditions or a power outage:

1. REGULAR SCHEDULE: Normal start times and bus routes: Buses may be running late
(please wait up to 30 minutes after regular pickup time).

2. DELAYED or LATE START SCHEDULE: School starting times & bus routes will be scheduled to start two (2)
Hours later than normal. Schools will start at 10:30 a.m.
This schedule may change depending on weather conditions. KNCO
and KVMR will announce any changes by 8:00 a.m.

3. SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED: Closure may be due to bad weather conditions or power outages. In the event of a power outage some schools may remain open. Appropriate announcements will be made on KNCO and KVMR, the District website, and the NCSD Connect-Ed telephone message system will be implemented.

Because of the difficulty in contacting parents, early dismissal will take place only in an emergency.In the case of early dismissal, an announcement of release time will be made on KNCO (AM 830) and KVMR(FM 89.5) at least 30 minutes prior to dismissal. Every effort will be made to contact parents by phone using the Connect-Ed telephone system and with personal telephone calls.• Parents should notify the school of an alternate or emergency shelter in case of early dismissal if the parent is absent from home.• Students at the K-4 level will NOT be sent home on the bus unless parent contact can be made.