Important Grade Span Schedules During Closures & Delays

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     Review Weather Closure Contingency Information & Schedule

    As winter weather approaches, Pine-Richland School District would like to share some procedures should a delay or closing need to take place due to inclement or any other type of emergency.


    If a two-hour delay is needed, the district will follow the traditional process of notifying staff and families of the delay via rapid call and then operating buses on the delay with a modified in-person schedule.


    Pine-Richland School District has multiple options for potential use if a closure is needed. Options include:

    • First Closure: If a first weather-related closure is needed, the district will notify staff and families. No school will occur on that day. District and building administrators will work with the staff workforce groups to address day or hourly make-up requirements.
    • Second & Subsequent Closure: If a second and subsequent closure occurs, we are planning to follow the procedure outlined last year, which includes:
      • A period of asynchronous work allows time for students and families to get organized and offers a period of flexibility. It also allows time for staff to finalize preparation for synchronous (live) instruction.
      • Live virtual instruction using Google Meet and/or Blackboard Collaborate will be implemented. Building principals and classroom teachers will share more details about the schedule and expectations. You can click on the grade span level below to find out specific details regarding schedules during delays and school closures. It is important for you to review these plans so when closing is called, you will know precisely how to prepare for the day.
    • Grades 9-12
    • Grades 7-8
    • Grades 4-6
    • Grades K-3
    • PR Virtual Academy (K-6)

     Students will need to have their laptops/computers charged and ready to go during winter weather months.

     District and building administrators will work with each workforce group to determine the approach. 

    Background Information

    • Several make-up days are built into the academic calendar for potential use.
    • The school board approved an Emergency Instructional Time Template for the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) designed for PR that provides flexibility in meeting the number of school days and school hours required.
    • The district also developed and received approval by PDE for use of several Flexible Instructional Days (FIDs).
    • In addition, the district received approval to utilize several in-service days as Act 80 days.