School Delay and Closing Criteria

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.

Please note: If there is a two-hour delayed school opening, there will be no morning Kindergarten and afternoon Kindergarten is unchanged. If we dismiss early, there will be no PM kindergarten and AM kindergarten will be unaffected. In the event of multiple snow events, the district may alternate Kindergarten attendance. 

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.


Radio Stations

WJBR 1 99.5FM
KYW 1060AM

TV Networks

Channel 3 WKYW (CBS)
Channel 29 WTXF (Fox )
Channel 10 WCAU (NBC 10)
Channel 6 WPVI (ABC)

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