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Inclement Weather Procedures

Policies and Procedures for Inclement Weather for Both CCHS and CNM


If the CNM District is affected by snow or icy conditions in the weeks and months ahead, making travel dangerous, please remember the most timely ways to receive information on whether CNM has been closed or is on an abbreviated schedule is the “AttentionCNM” emergency text messaging system, the CNM weather line at 224-4SNO (4766) and the CNM website. The AttentionCNM emergency text system is the fastest way to receive notifications. Announcements related to weather will also be made on local television stations. For info on how an abbreviated schedule due to weather – such as a two-hour delay – affects classes go to cnm.edu/weather.

Ensure Your Contact Info Is Correct for Emergency Texts
Please make sure your contact information is correct by logging in to myCNM. On the Welcome page, look for the “AttentionCNM” logo in the lower right corner and click on “Please Update Your Cell Phone Number for Emergency Texts.” You can enter several cell phone numbers. Emails will also be sent to all CNM email accounts.

College and Career High School follows CNM Main Campus closures and delays. In the event that APS and CNM Main Campus differ, CCHS follows the CNM Main Campus delays and cancellations.

How a Two-Hour Delay Affects CCHS Classes

  • When a two hour delay is announced for CNM and CCHS, the first CCHS class that will be held that day is 4th period which starts at 11:20am.See below for how the CNM classes will be impacted.Because CNM has a policy that no one can be on campus until sidewalks and stairs are salted and cleared, CCHS students may not be on campus until 10:00am.

How a Two-Hour Delay Affects CNM Main Campus Classes

  • When operating on a two-hour delay, CNM will be closed until 10:00am. All classes scheduled to end before the announced opening time will not meet. If the college is not opening until 10:00am, any class that ends before 10:00am will not meet.
  • Classes with a start time prior to 10:00am that conclude less than 45 minutes beyond 10:00am will not meet. So, any class scheduled to end at 10:45am or earlier will not meet.
  • Classes with start times before 10:00am that are normally scheduled to extend 45 minutes or more beyond the announced opening time will meet at 10:00am. and dismiss at the normally scheduled ending time. So, when the college opens at 10:00am, and a student had a class that began before 10:00am and ends later than 10:45am, the student should arrive for that class at 10:00am.
  • Classes that are scheduled to begin after 10:00am will meet as usual. For example, if a student has a class that begins at 11:00am, a student should attend the 11:00am class at the normal time. The syllabus for classes that are not held at CNM facilities (high schools, UNM, clinical sites) will provide guidance for dealing with weather at these sites.