Whenever possible, LCS follows the Thompson School District regarding school closures. However, LCS has a few factors that differ from the school district, such as our school start and end times and many of our students and teachers residing outside the school district. Therefore, refer to the home page of our website for current school closure information. For district school closure information, call (970) 613-6788.
School closures during periods of inclement weather are based upon several factors: weather conditions both current and predicted to occur during the course of the coming day, road conditions/closures, and the ability of the school sites to prepare for the arrival of students for that day.
The district’s Transportation Director monitors weather/road advisories beginning the previous evening. The district’s Facilities Department monitors the conditions at schools and each school’s ability to open. Weather bulletins received directly from a local, private meteorological service are closely monitored. Contact is made with the City of Loveland and Larimer County personnel if needed to confirm that road maintenance crews are currently operating, and Colorado State Patrol is contacted to review road advisories that may be in effect. If inclement conditions develop, the Transportation Director begins an immediate physical check of actual road conditions throughout the district. The closure of any main arterials within the school district will constitute a school closure for the district. Please be aware that the Thompson School District serves a large population of latch key children. Due to this, it is typically desirable to keep schools open to provide a safe and secure environment where adult supervision is available, rather than canceling or delaying the start of school and forcing many students to remain home without appropriate supervision.
If closure is deemed necessary, the superintendent will activate district phone trees and closure information will be sent to the following media outlets to broadcast closure information between 5:00-5:30 a.m.: Thompson School District’s Website, Facebook, Comcast Channel 14 and Twitter; Denver television channels 2, 4, 7, 9 and 31; the Reporter Herald Online, Denver Post Online and Loveland Connection Online; and the following radio stations: KUAD (99.1 FM), KTTR (102.5 FM), KUNC (91.5 FM), KOA (85 AM), KGRE (1450 AM), KFKA (1310 AM).
For current postings on school closures, call the district school closure information line at (970) 613-6788. If a school closure is called, all extracurricular travel will also be canceled during that period.