School Closing InformationEmergency closing due to extreme weather conditions or other circumstances.
Parents will be notified of scheduled school closings through the annual school calendar and in the Monthly Update newsletters.
If the weather reports appear uncertain to you, please check the following sources listed below. The Concord and Huntsburg campuses are separate listings on lists of closings. In the event that the school has to close due to severe weather conditions or building utility outages, we initiate the following procedures no later than 7:00 a.m., presuming that we have received earlier notice:
- Sign up for app notifications or text alerts of closings or delays for either campus through the following local television stations:
- Your local television stations that provide a list school closings and delays such as Channel 3, 5, 8, and 19.
- The websites of your local television stations for the listing of closings or delays for either campus:
- WKYC (Channel 3) – http://www.wkyc.com/closings
- News 5 – http://www.news5cleveland.com/weather/school-closings-delays
- FOX 8 – http://fox8.com/closings/
- Cleveland 19 – http://www.cleveland19.com/category/256853/school-closings
Although we are not dependent upon the public school transportation system, the Concord Campus may follow the closing decisions of the local school districts, Mentor and Riverside.
As we have staff traveling from five different counties, it is possible that the school closes when the driving conditions are unsafe for our staff in other regions.
The Huntsburg Campus does not always follow the school closing decisions of the Chardon School District. The Huntsburg Campus will notify families directly if they are closing for some reason while Chardon remains open. Otherwise, it is the family’s responsibility to check the local media stations or Internet to ensure school is in session during inclement weather.
As we have staff traveling from five different counties, it is possible that the school closes when the driving conditions are unsafe for our staff in different regions.
Due to the variety of regions and distances our staff travel to work, we may determine that it is necessary to allow them more time to travel safely and thus delay the start time of school. Typically the delay will be one hour and will be posted on all the above listed sources. If we do delay the start of school, please be aware that you may not drop your child off before the delayed start time. If the Concord Campus delays its start-time, the Hershey School bus will also delay its departure to the Huntsburg Campus.
Please be sure we have your current work, day time, and cell phone numbers so that you can be reached by the school in the event that there is an unexpected early dismissal due to storms. We will leave messages at each number and will continue calling the numbers and emergency contacts in the order you list them on the Emergency/Family Information form.
Safety must come first so we trust parents to use their discretion and judgment of road safety in their own particular region. Please do not bring your child to school if you feel it might be unsafe to drive in your particular area. Do notify the office of the reason you are not coming to school and know that we will be completely understanding of the decision to keep your child home that day.
Although we are obliged to record absences, we understand absences due to unsafe road conditions. We will not record tardiness during days of extreme and unexpected hazardous weather conditions. In these instances, our desire is that your commute to school is as stress free as possible, if you decide to drive to school.