The decision whether to open school on time, to call for a delayed opening, or to cancel school is made by the Superintendent based on information received by Accu-Weather, the Chester County Intermediate Unit, municipal authorities, bus contractors and our building and grounds department. The Superintendent also consults with administrators in neighboring school districts.
Serious weather conditions or other emergencies may make it necessary to close school, delay the opening of school, or dismiss students early. In any one of these cases, announcements will be broadcast on the district website, local radio stations, Philadelphia television stations, and School Messenger, our home school notification system. Please monitor these communication systems as needed.
During dismissal, our school driveways and parking lots can become very congested. School bus transportation is the safest means of getting our students home. We encourage parents to have children use school bus transportation during inclement weather. This way our roads, driveways and parking lots will be less congested.In the event that school is closed, all activities, meetings, and events scheduled to be held in district facilities are cancelled. This includes meetings of the Board of School Directors.
Kindergarten: When school opening is delayed, AM Kindergarten is dismissed at the regular time (11:05). PM Kindergarten schedule is unaffected. During an early dismissal, AM Kindergarten leaves at 10:30. PM Kindergarten's schedule is 11:05-1:05.
In the event of an emergency school closing, students will be sent home via the school bus. Our children need to know what to do when they get home in the event that you are not home to greet them. Please discuss the appropriate plan with your child prior to any unforeseen emergency situation.