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Inclement Weather Procedures

2019-20 Winter Weather Information

 

If we have a weather-related delay, dismissal, or cancellation, we try to make the decision and call as early as possible to allow you the maximum time to make alternate plans for your child.  Most of the time, Dr. Lloyd and her team make the decision for school delays and cancellations around 4:45 a.m.  Once a decision is made, we immediately launch the on-call system and post it on the District website, District Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as with the local radio/television stations.  Below is some helpful scheduling information:

 

1-Hour Delay

If there is a 1-hour delay due to inclement weather, the Owen J. Roberts School District will operate on the following schedule:

 

Middle & High School - schools start at 8:30 a.m.

Elementary schools - schools start at 9:30 a.m.

 

Kindergarten

AM Kindergarten: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (AM students arrive on the bus with pick-up by parents).  Students may be dropped off between 9:15 and 9:30 a.m.

Extended Day students are picked up at 12:00 p.m.

PM Kindergarten:  12:45 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. (PM students are dropped off by parents and ride the bus home).  Students may be dropped off between 12:25 and 12:45 p.m.

 

Breakfast

Breakfast will be served when there is a 1-hour delay.

 

Bus/Transportation

The bus will arrive to your regular stop one hour after your normal bus time.  For example, if your bus pick-up time is typically 7:00 a.m., your bus would arrive around 8:00 a.m. during a 1-hour delay.

 

2-Hour Delay

If there is a 2-hour delay due to inclement weather, the Owen J. Roberts School District will operate on the following schedule:

Middle & High School - Schools start at 9:30 a.m.

Elementary schools - Schools start at 10:30 a.m.

 

Kindergarten

AM Kindergarten: 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (AM students arrive on the bus with pick-up by parents).  Students may be dropped off between 10:15 and 10:30 a.m.

Extended Day students are picked up at 12:15 p.m.

PM Kindergarten:  1:05 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. (PM students are dropped off by parents and ride the bus home).  Students may be dropped off between 12:55 and 1:05 p.m.

 

Breakfast

No breakfast is served during 2-hour delays.

 

Bus/Transportation

The bus will arrive to your regular stop two hours after your normal bus time.  For example, if your bus pick-up time is typically 7:00 a.m., your bus would arrive around 9:00 a.m. during a 2-hour delay.

 

After School Care

In the event of a school district early dismissal, ACP will not be operating an After Care program and will also be closing upon dismissal. It will be the parent’s responsibility for contacting their school office to let them know how their child will be getting home on that day (parent pick up/bus).

 

Early Dismissals

  • Student safety is of utmost importance to us!
  • Morning Kindergarten students are permitted to ride the bus home.
  • Student drivers are permitted to leave their cars on campus and ride the bus home.
  • The District will make every effort to serve lunch before an early dismissal.
  • Early dismissal times will vary depending on the forecasted weather conditions.
  • For your information, busing takes approximately three hours from the start of dismissal to the end of all routes. This timing is taken into consideration when determining a dismissal time.

In addition to our seven schools within the District, the District is responsible for providing District resident students transportation to 86 private/special education schools.