On days when the weather forces the closing of schools, emergency closing information will be broadcast on the T/E Information Hotline, local radio stations and TV networks. An automated message will also be sent to parents through the TE All-Call phone notification system.
In the event of a two-hour delayed opening, school will begin at 10:45 am.
Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, AM and PM kindergarten sessions will follow a modified schedule on days when inclement weather results in a 2-hour delayed opening. Each kindergarten session will be reduced by 1 hour when there is a delayed opening to provide equal instructional time for both sessions. AM kindergarten classes will begin at 10:45 am and will conclude at the modified pick-up time of 12:40 pm. Parents of PM kindergarten students should drop their children off at the modified start time of 1:25 pm. School dismissal time for PM kindergarten students remains at 3:20 pm. As a result, AM kindergarten students who use bus transportation to school will be picked up at their bus stops 2 hours later than usual and PM kindergarten students will ride the bus home at their regularly scheduled time. Parents are asked to make note of the change in the mid-day pick-up and drop-off times on days when there is a 2-hour delayed opening.
Modified Kindergarten Schedule
AM Kindergarten: 10:45 am – 12:40 pm
PM Kindergarten: 1:25 pm – 3:20 pm
Early Dismissal Procedures
Every parent must plan emergency procedures with your child. An Emergency Closing Procedures Card will be included in your child's first day packet. It must be completed and returned with all other necessary items. In the event that school is dismissed early, elementary dismissal will begin at 12:20 PM. Afternoon kindergarten will not attend on days with early dismissal.
Early Dismissal Times:
Grades 9-12: 11:25 am
Grades 5-8: 11:40 am
Grades K-4: 12:20 pm
School Closing Number:
Chester County #854
KYW 1060 AM
WCHE 1540 AM
WTXF (Fox 29)
WCAU (NBC 10)
T/E Information Hotline: 610.240.1970
Emergency closing information will be the first message the caller will hear. If there is no special message at the beginning of the recording, then no emergency closing is in effect at that time.
For information on A Child’s Place after school care program, please contact A Child’s Place directly at (610) 687-4999.
Parents are encouraged to make appropriate arrangements and review emergency procedures with their children prior to a delayed opening, early dismissal or cancellation of school