School Closings/Delays/Early Dismissals
In cases of inclement weather or other emergencies, it may be necessary to delay the start of school, dismiss early or cancel school. District officials will make every effort to have closing/delay announcements made on the district website main page, via an Alertnow phone message, and local media outlets - WISR 680 AM, KDKA 1020 AM, WBUT 1050 AM, WLER 97.7 FM, KDKA TV-2, WTAE TV-4, and WPXI TV-11 (note: PCNC-TV is a rebroadcast of WPXI-TV and does NOT always provide the most up-to-date school closing information).
Parents are reminded that the Alertnow phone system is used as a supplement for school delay and cancellation notices. Parents are to rely on the media and district website as the official notification mechanism for school delays and cancellations.
Decisions for school closures or delays are made in the evenings or early morning hours. Be aware that the decision you may first hear (for example a two-hour delay) can quickly change based on dramatic changes in weather conditions. Please stay tuned to local media outlets for changes if weather conditions are questionable prior to sending your child to the bus stop. A follow-up Alertnow call will be made in the instance a delay or closure status changes.
In order to keep district telephone lines open for emergency use, DO NOT call the school to obtain school closure and delay information. Also, parents are urged to provide each child with training so they will know where to go if school is dismissed early in an emergency. There may be times when school could possibly be dismissed on very short notice, so it is suggested that your child be trained how to cope in these circumstances.
Non-Public and Private Schools
When the District is closed, delayed, or dismissed early for inclement weather or other emergencies, all school transportation provided to non-public and private students follows the school district’s schedule. Transportation will not be provided to non-public and private school students serviced by Freeport Area School District busing when the school district is closed for inclement weather or other emergencies, even if the non-public or private school is open for the day. When the school district is on a delay or dismisses early, all non-public and private school buses follow the school district’s delay or dismissal schedule.
When school is closed for inclement weather or other emergencies, school sponsored activities and events are cancelled (i.e. practices, events, etc.). In the event of a school delay, all morning activities and events are canceled and during an early dismissal all evening activities and events are canceled. Any changes to this procedure will be communicated through coaches and advisors.