Whenever possible, the decision to close or delay school will be made by 5:30 AM or, if possible, the night before. On rare occasions, the decision may be made after 5:30 AM, if road conditions change quickly and student safety is in question. The decision to delay or cancel school is only made after receiving input from the South Park Police Department, the South Park Township Road Department, the district transportation office, and our facilities personnel. Early dismissals will only be called in extreme emergencies. Parents will be made aware of the early dismissal prior to children being dismissed through the SchoolMessenger System and the media.
The success of the SchoolMessenger Phone and Email System in contacting families depends on accurate contact information in our database. If your contact information has changed, please call your child’s building to update as soon as possible.
In addition to the SchoolMessenger Phone and Email System, delays and cancellations will be communicated through the media outlets listed below:
South Park School District Website – www.sparksd.org
KDKA-TV – www.kdka.com
WTAE-TV – www.wtae.com
WPXI-TV – www.wpxi.com
MODIFIED KINDERGARTEN EXPLANATION:
Whenever a two (2) hour delay is called because of weather or another emergency situation, BOTH AM and PM kindergarten sessions will be held. The AM students will be picked up at their bus stops approximately two (2) hours later than normal. School begins at approximately 10:45 a.m. Dismissal is at 12:30 p.m. which means your child will arrive home approximately one (1) hour later than normal.
The PM students will be picked up at their bus stop approximately fifty (50) minutes later than normal. Homeroom begins at 1:40 p.m. Dismissal will be at the normal time of 3:30 p.m.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.