Late Start Day Schedule

School Late Start Time Dismissal Time
Battle, Hickman, and Rock Bridge high schools 10:55am 4:05pm
Douglass High School 11:10am 3:45pm
Eliot Battle, Benton, Locust Street, New Haven, Midway Heights, Ridgeway, Rock Bridge, and Two Mile Prairie elementary schools 9:40am 2:40pm
Quest 10:45am 3:00pm
Alpha Hart Lewis, Beulah Ralph, Blue Ridge, Cedar Ridge, Derby Ridge, Fairview, Grant, Mill Creek, Parkade, Paxton Keeley, Russell Boulevard, Shepard Boulevard, and West Boulevard elementary schools 10:20am 3:20pm
Gentry, Jefferson, Lange, Oakland, Smithton, and West middle schools 9:30am 2:35pm
School Late Start Info
Columbia Area Career Center Rock Bridge High School students will attend classes at the Career Center according to the late start modified block schedule. Battle, Hickman, and Douglass high school students will remain at their home building to complete work assigned by the Career Center teacher.
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) · No morning sessions at all locations · No session for extended day programs (Hearing Impaired sessions at Discovery) · No itinerant services will be provided in the community · No evaluations will take place at Center for Early Learning North (CELN) before noon
Title I Preschool · No morning preschool · Afternoon preschool runs at regular time (12:30 to 3:30) · Full-day preschool begins at 10:30
  • Over the last several years, the school district has utilized six or more inclement weather days during the winter months. In some instances, the school district might have been able to have school in session if it had a few extra hours to prepare facilities or for weather and/or road conditions to improve. This year, the school district would like to add a two-hour delayed school start as an option during inclement weather conditions. This option would be in addition to other safety measures that include full school day cancellations and/or utilizing altered bus routes. Start times and dismissal times for schools when a late start day is utilized are shown above.
    School will be cancelled or a two-hour delayed start implemented only after roads are tested. Should cancellation, a two-hour delayed start, or altered bus routes be necessary, efforts will be made to notify radio and television stations by 6:00 a.m. Information will also be sent via ParentLink, posted on the district's Web site, and on CPS-TV.
    Parents may make the final decision regarding a child's attendance. If the parent views the weather too severe or road conditions too dangerous, absences will be excused.
    Difficulty in contacting parents usually prevents early dismissals, but under appropriate circumstances the district may dismiss early. On inclement weather days, please continue listening to local radio and television stations for news of early dismissal. Additionally, information will be sent via ParentLink. Altered bus routes for district buses will be run at times when inclement weather makes some roads too hazardous for safe travel.
    If you have questions about the new delayed school start during inclement weather, please contact your child's school or the district administration building.