School Delays & Cancellations
UNSCHEDULED SNOW DAYS AND EARLY DISMISSAL GUIDELINES
If a surprise storm hits the area while school is in session, we may decide to close school early, cancel an event, or both. Mount Calvary Christian School will usually do whatever Elizabethtown School District and Donegal do. The school will notify all of the bus companies that provide bussing to/from MCCS. If you indicated that your child should ride the bus home for an early dismissal, he/she will be put on the bus.
If you live in another school district, you are free to follow what they do, even if Mount Calvary does not cancel school and is still in session. Parents always have the option of keeping their children at home or picking them up early from school when, in their judgment, the weather and/or road conditions dictate.
METHODS TO LET PARENTS KNOW OF AN EARLY DISMISSAL
- The school’s automated texting system will give you a notification. Please make sure the cell phones in FACTS/Renweb are up to date. These numbers are the numbers that will be used in the event of an emergency notification. These notifications will most often take the form of a text message ‘push’ notification.
- MCCS will usually also send out an e-mail notification
- In some instances, elementary teachers (K3-5th) will attempt to reach each of their student’s families using the emergency phone contact that you have provided.
- Announcements will be made by radio and television. You may tune to WDAC-94.5 FM, WJTL-90.3 FM, WGAL Channel 8, WHP Channel 21, WHTM Channel 27, and Fox 43.
PICKING UP YOUR CHILD
Our dismissal procedures will run as normal with dismissal from our car lines. Students who are designated as “walkers” will be directed to the lower school parking lot for exiting the property. Please utilize the PikMyKid app to indicate your child’s method of pick-up and designate an approved pick-up person if a parent/guardian is unavailable to retrieve your student(s). Your child will only be allowed to leave the school with a parent or with one of the individuals that you listed as an authorized pick-up person.
Student drivers with a car at school will be dismissed to immediately leave MCCS with their siblings.
USE OF CELL PHONES
Those students that have cell phones will be given permission to contact their parents.
We ask that parents do not call or text your child’s cell phone. When the administration is finished giving instructions to the students, those with cell phones may be told to contact their parents at that time.