UPDATE: Bear Valley And Rim Schools CLOSED Today

Bear Valley Unified and Rim of the World Unified campuses will be CLOSED February 8.  (File Photo)

By Michael P. Neufeld

UPDATE – Friday, February 8 – 5:20 a.m.

Big Bear Lake, CA – Bear Valley Unified and Rim Unified schools will be CLOSED February 8.

Bear Valley Superintendent Kurt Madden posted the following: “The Bear Valley Unified School District is closed today. Due to the ongoing law enforcement investigation, and the uncertainty about the whereabouts of Chris Dormer, all schools in the BVUSD will be closed today. However, our district office will remain open.”

Rim of the World Unified posted the following notice: “Due to inclement weather all Rim schools are closed February 8.”


Big Bear Lake, CA -Police activity in Big Bear Valley has cancelled school bus service for local students.

School buses will not be transporting students home from school sites — which have been on lock-down — on February 7.  Parents have been notified to pick up their student or students at individual school sites.

The district indicated in their communication with parents that youngsters will only be released to a parent, guardian or authorized adult whose name is on record at each school.

Students at Big bear High School who drive themselves to and from campus are required to have an authorized individual call the high school to allow dismissal of the student at (909) 585-6892. They may also release the student by visiting the high school campus.

The district will keep students at all school sites until they are retrieved by a parent or guardian.


MARTA (Mountain Area Regional Transit Agency) told ROTWNEWS service was “normal” in most of Big Bear Valley but that the buses were not allowed to drop off passengers in certain areas of Moonridge.



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