Winter 2019 Delay & Closing Information

Winter 2019 Delay & Closing Information
Posted on 11/04/2019
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As we approach the winter months, we want to share important information about weather-related school delays and closures.


The decision to delay or close school is one district administrators take very seriously. The determination of whether to delay or close will be made as early as possible. Early dismissals will be called only in the most extreme emergencies.


When school is delayed or closed, the district will make an automated phone call and send an email notification through SchoolMessenger. Only the primary phone number for each parent/guardian will be called. Please understand that it can take at least a half hour before all automated phone calls are made. The success of the SchoolMessenger system in contacting families depends on accurate contact information in the district’s database. If your contact information has recently changed or you would like to change your primary phone number, please call your child’s school office. 


In addition to the automated phone call and email, we will communicate delay and cancellation messages on our website, our Facebook page, our Twitter page and on the South Park School District smartphone app. Delay and cancellation information will also be available on KDKA, WPXI and WTAE.


When a cancellation occurs, the district will announce the scheduled make-up day. Four possible make-up days have been built into this year’s calendar (January 3, January 2, February 17 and April 9). If there are cancellations beyond the scheduled make-up days, days will need to be added to the end of the school year.


Thank you for your cooperation as we prepare for the snow and cold temperatures this upcoming winter will bring.

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