Inclement Weather Communications

CSD staff removing snow

In the event of inclement weather, a decision to close or delay the opening of school is made by 5:30 a.m. The decision is made by the Superintendent after information is obtained from weather forecasts, local police departments, neighboring school districts and District staff who check school parking lots, sidewalks and area roads. All decisions are made with the safety of students in mind.

In the event of a weather-related delay or closing:

  • Check the District Website.
    A notice will appear on all pages of the website, and an alert news will be posted in District news and the announcements for each school.
  • Sign up for the District's Email News List
    An email regarding the delay or closing will be sent to those who have signed up for the District email news list.
  • Monitor CITV.
    An alert will be posted on CITV, Comcast cable and Verizon FiOS channel 28.
  • Call the school district.
    The greeting on the main line of the District Office (610-834-1671) will indicate if there is a delay or closing. Note: If you call the office of one of our schools, you will need to select Option #7 on the phone menu to hear the closing announcement.

In the event of an emergency or weather-related early dismissal:

  • Receive a call and email via the District's parent notification system (Blackboard Connect).
    All parents who have provided a phone number and/or email address will be informed via voice message and/or email with details.
  • Check the District website.
    An alert news item will appear near the top of the District and each individual school’s home pages.
  • Monitor CITV.
    An alert will be posted on CITV, Comcast cable and Verizon FiOS channel 28.

Parent communication through Blackboard Connect

The Colonial School District employs the Blackboard Connect service, a school-to-parent communications vehicle. Blackboard Connect enables schools to send periodic and personalized voice, email and text messages to parents within minutes of a school closing or other situation that would require prompt notification.

Click here for more information about the Blackboard Connect service.

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