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Inclement Weather/Early Closing Information

Superintendent’s Message
Closing or Delaying School for Inclement Weather

The following policy has been established to assure your child’s safety when weather conditions warrant:

School Closings and Late Starts:

Parkland schools will not open when travel is too difficult to guarantee the safety of students. If bad weather forces the closing of schools, we will utilize the District’s rapid notification system to alert parents and staff of a delay or cancellation at approximately 5:30 AM,  post the information to our web site at www.parklandsd.org and notify the local media for broadcast purposes. Early closings and activity cancellations, due to adverse weather conditions or other emergencies, will be communicated in the same manner.

Bus transportation will be canceled or delayed depending upon weather conditions. Students using Parkland transportation and attending a non-public school shall:

  • Follow the instructions for Parkland School District as announced on the District web site.
  • If your school is open and Parkland is closed due to inclement weather, there will be NO TRANSPORTATION!
  • If Parkland is experiencing a weather delay, all nonpublic bus transportation will also be delayed.
  • PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL OR TRANSPORTATION OFFICE as it is helpful if phone lines remain open to contact schools and drivers.
  •  Listen to local radio or TV stations. The buses will start picking up students for transport home as soon as possible.
  • Parents should arrange to have someone at the bus stop to meet their child or children (especially Kindergarten students)
  • Expect delays! Driving conditions may be less than ideal.

MODIFIED KINDERGARTEN SCHEDULE:

Parkland 2 Hour Delay

AM Session:

  • begins @ 10:50 AM
  • dismisses @ 12:35 PM

PM Session:

  • begins @ 1:45 PM
  • dismisses @ 3:30 PM

Early Closing Information

On days when Parkland Schools have a scheduled Early Closing, schools will be dismissed as follows:

  • Parkland Secondary Schools: Orefield Middle School,
    Springhouse Middle School,
    Parkland High School: 1:00PM
  • Parkland Elementary Schools: 1:45 PM
  • Kindergarten: Please note the following Early Dismissal schedule for Kindergarten: AM Kindergarten will be in session from 8:50 AM until 10:50 AM
    PM Kindergarten will be in session from 11:45 AM until 1:45 PM and will dismiss with the Elementary Schools