Our district staff understands that our decision to open or close schools in bad weather has a big effect on families. We also understand that our students are better served – academically and socially – by being in school. But as always, our top priority is the safety of our students.
|School Closing Information|
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How do we make our decision?
Please understand that we make the decision to open or close the schools in bad weather based on a careful analysis of all relevant factors.
The Superintendent of Schools is responsible for the final decision. The decision is based on recommendations from the Director of Transportation and Director of Planning, Operations and Facilities and other factors such as:
►Information on road conditions from transportation staff and
from the police
We must give careful consideration to the most dangerous roads in the district. Even if your street looks clear, travel elsewhere in the district may be quite dangerous.
►Amount of snow and ice accumulated
►Whether precipitation is continuing
►Building conditions (Do all buildings have electricity and heat?)
►Parking lot conditions
Administrators talk to maintenance and custodial staff members who are responsible for clearing and treating school parking lots and sidewalks.
►Temperature and wind chill
Please remember that some of our students walk to school and many must wait outside for the bus.
We prefer not making our decision based on weather predictions, which are not always accurate. But sometimes this is unavoidable.
We must consider that some high school students drive to school.
|Modified Kindergarten Schedule|
AM KINDERGARTEN SESSION:
|How is the public notified?|
Information on School Closings due to inclement weather and other emergencies will be announced on the following sources:
RAM Country TV (Comcast 969 / FIOS 44) - RCTV homepage on Spring-Ford.net
KYW-TV Philadelphia (CBS - Comcast 3) - www.kyw1060.com
WPVI Philadelphia (ABC - Comcast 6) - www.6abc.com
WCAU Philadelphia (NBC - Comcast 10) - www.nbcphiladelphia.com
WTXF Philadelphia (Fox - Comcast 9) - www.myfoxphilly.com
WFMZ Allentown (Ind - Comcast 15) - www.wfmz.com
KYW Philadelphia - AM 1060 - www.kyw1060.com (Spring-Ford's Code Number is 308)
When there is an emergency at a school or if there is an early dismissal not previously scheduled, e-mails are sent to the primary family guardians that have placed their e-mail addresses in Skyward.
An announcement will appear on the home page of each school and on the district site.