Despite the foot of snow, we have sunny skies this morning, and all schools within the Bear Valley Unified School District are open today. Delays can be expected on some bus routes today but, again, school is in session for all BVUSD students. The school district’s Superintendent, Director of Transportation and Director of Maintenance and Operations begin checking weather reports and road conditions at 3:30am, and actually drive the bus routes, to determine if travel is safe for students; considerations are also made with regard to afternoon bus routes. By 5:45am on these snow days, the school district’s phone chain is activated, and students and parents can call their school site for an updated recording. BVUSD also activates a district-wide dial out to parents to alert families to school snow days. Again, today is a school day; on days when school is in session, and parents make the choice to keep their children at home, this will be counted as an unexcused absence.