Mountain Shadows Montessori School serves the Boulder, Longmont, Erie, Louisville, Lafayette, Niwot, and Superior communities in Colorado. Our closure policy addresses the fact that we serve communities in two school districts:
Mountain Shadows will be closed due to weather if BOTH St. Vrain and Boulder Valley School Districts are closed. If only one of the area school districts closes, we will make every effort to remain open.
In the event that Mountain Shadows does close due to weather, we will contact the following news organizations:
When the weather is bad, but school is open, parents must make a family decision regarding attendance or late arrival for their children. Please pick up your children early, arrive late, or keep children at home as conditions in your area dictate.
Other conditions that may prevent the school from operating include, but are not limited to lack of water, electricity, or telephone lines (which monitor the school's fire alarm).
While school closings are rare, if the school is closed for any reason, no refunds will be given for educational or childcare programs.
Please NOTE: It is recommended that working parents have pre-arranged childcare available to them in case the school is closed. Standing arrangements with a friend, neighbor, work, a neighborhood teenager, or another childcare center should be made in advance, since the weather in Colorado is unpredictable and it is possible for a severe storm to hit without much warning.
—Leena, mother of 3-year-old
Mountain Shadows Primary Program student