Aspen, Roaring Fork school districts cancel classes for Wednesday because of snowstorm | AspenTimes.com

Aspen, Roaring Fork school districts cancel classes for Wednesday because of snowstorm

Staff report

The Aspen School District and the Roaring Fork School District have canceled classes for Wednesday because of an overnight snowstorm and more snow expected through the day.

District officials sent out notices just before 5:30 a.m. Wednesday via email, phone calls and text messages.

It is the second time in less than a month that the Aspen district called a snow day. Classes were canceled on Jan. 18, which meant a four-day weekend for local students because of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday that weekend.

Wednesday’s alert said: “Pitkin School Alert for Aspen School District, Basalt Schools, Wildwood School, Aspen Community School, Aspen Country Day: School is canceled for today.”

The Roaring Fork district’s message said: “Due to inclement weather conditions — especially towards the Glenwood Springs area — all Roaring Fork Schools will be closed today, February 6. The Roaring Fork Schools use a thorough process to assess conditions. Any decision to cancel school is based on student and staff safety. Please expect school to resume tomorrow.”

The Pacific storm has been rolling across the western United States and Aspen area remains under a winter storm watch until Thursday morning.

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According to the Aspen district policy: "When schools are closed all scheduled activities in the school building are canceled and sports events and practices are postponed."

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