Inclement Weather & School Closing Decisions
Sometimes it is necessary to delay the start of classes or to close the school for a day because of inclement weather conditions. The safety of our students as they ride our school buses and drive to school is always the most important factor in any decision. Sometimes a weather advisory from the National Weather Service gives advance notice of severe weather conditions that might affect the next school day, but no decision is made until the morning hours before our schools would open.
What Factors Are Considered in the Decision to Close or Delay?
Holy Sepulcher School follows the Mars School District decisions on weather and considers the following:
- Information on road conditions, particularly amounts of snow and ice, from PennDOT, bus drivers, and state and local police.
- The time snow starts and the amount of snow.
- Weather predictions.
- Building conditions (for example, power and heat).
- Temperature and wind-chill factors.
Regardless of weather forecasts during the evening news, parents may find closing or delay information via the following resources:
- Option C Parent Alert — every parents will receive an email and/or text message
- Local television and radio stations
If the public school in your district is closed/delayed and Holy Sepulcher School is open:
- and your student rides the bus, you should use your best judgment regarding transporting your child to school.
- and your student normally rides by car, you should use your best judgment regarding transporting your child to school.
and you are not able to provide transportation for your student, notify the office that your student will be absent for the day; their absence will be excused.