2-Hour Delay Schedule
- A two-hour delay could be changed to a full snow day depending on weather conditions.
- All schedules will begin two (2) hours later.
- Before school breakfast will NOT be served.
- Dismissal of school in the afternoon will be at the regular time for that day.
- Buses will arrive at the bus stops two (2) hours later than usual. (For example, a bus pick-up time of 6:35a.m. becomes an 8:35 a.m. pick-up time.)
Preschool, Kindergarten and Elementary Information (Pre-K – 6):
- No students are to be on campuses prior to 9:45 am.
- All before school activities (Buck Club, Clubs, breakfast, etc.) are canceled.
- Kindergarten will be in session according to the shortened schedule.
- Morning Discovery Garden Preschool will NOT be held.
- Afternoon Discovery Garden Preschool will be in session.
- Discovery Gardens extended preschool will open at 10:00 a.m.
- Click HERE for Granite Mountain School Bell Schedule.
Middle School and High School Information (7-12):
- Early Bird classes at Prescott High School will NOT be held.
- Click HERE for Mile High Middle School Bell Schedule.
- Click HERE for Prescott High School Bell Schedule.
PUSD School Start Times:
- Elementary Schools (Abia Judd, Taylor Hicks, Lincoln): 10:05 am
- Granite Mountain: 10:15 am
- Mile High Middle School: 10:00 am
- Prescott High School: 10:00 am (no early bird)
Transportation questions should be directed to our Transportation Department at 928-717- 3229. Please contact the appropriate school if you have any further questions. Thank You,
PUSD Administrative Team
Purpose of a 2-Hour Delay/Snow Day
The primary factor when deciding whether to call a 2-hour delay or a snow day is student and staff safety.
Student and staff safety is evaluated using the following data:
Information on road conditions from transportation staff, adjoining school districts, and the city. (We give careful consideration to the most dangerous and higher elevation roads in the district as they can be unsafe even if most other streets and roads look clear.)
The amount of snow and/or ice accumulated on roadways.
Weather predictions include temperature and precipitation forecasts from satellite systems, local radar, and weather organizations.
The ability of our bus fleet to manage the weather and road conditions.
Building and school status (such as whether they have electricity and heat and parking lot and sidewalk conditions).
Two-hour delays are specifically designed to:
Allow municipal crews and plow truck drivers enough time to further clear roadways and sidewalks.
Give our facilities crews extra time to shovel and clear campus sidewalks and parking lots.
Provide transportation staff time to warm up the buses and correct any issues caused by the cold or icy weather.
It Allows the sun time to come out and start melting ice on roadways and sidewalks.
Provide more daylight for students to walk to bus stops safely.
Please Use Your own Judgment
Although Prescott is a community that does get snow almost every winter, families often move here without knowing that. Sometimes, they do not have vehicles that drive well in the snow or do not have snow driving experience (especially new high school drivers). Additionally, Prescott has many elevation changes and a variety of road types and widths. Families should use their own judgment on whether they want to drive in wintry conditions and may choose not to drive in those conditions.
We ask that families have patience and give grace when the weather is bad. Many times, buses have to drive slower due to road conditions and traffic, so bus stop times can be delayed. Phones are extra busy during inclement weather, and schools may be short-staffed. Thank you.