Winter Weather Procedures

Melissa Fullerton
By Melissa Fullerton November 8, 2021 08:00 Updated

Hello Governor Mifflin families, 

As we get into the colder months, I want to take this opportunity to remind you of our winter weather closing, delay, and weather-related dismissal procedures. 

Snow Days/Cancellations
This year, we have two snow make-up days built into our district calendar. Those days are February 18, 2022 and April 14, 2022. If we are forced to cancel school due to weather prior to those dates, the first two snow days will be traditional snow days. All schools will be closed and there will be no virtual learning expectation.

If we need to utilize more than two snow days, then we will utilize virtual learning days. Students in grades K-12 will be expected to complete asynchronous assignments. Devices and specific instructions will be provided by building principals and teachers in advance. Pre-K students will receive directions from their teachers.

The state allows us to take up to five virtual learning days in lieu of snow days and this prevents us from needing to add additional make-up days at the end of the school year.

Weather-related Delays
This year, if we need to call for a delay, we will primarily use a 2-hour delay schedule. In the event of a 2-hour delay, Pre-K arrival time will be 11:00 a.m. All Governor Mifflin students in grades K-12 will follow a 2-hour delay schedule.

During 2-hour delays, a breakfast option will be made available to any student who wishes to pick up breakfast when they arrive at school.

On very rare occasions, when we believe that a 3-hour delay would be advantageous, we may use that option. In the event of a 3-hour delay, Pre-K students will arrive at 12:00 p.m. All Governor Mifflin students grades K-12 will follow a 3-hour delay schedule.

BCTC students should refer to the delay and cancellation information on the high school page of our district website. 

Weather-related early dismissals
In the event that we would need to dismiss early due to winter weather, parents would be notified by 9:00 a.m. In most scenarios, students in grades 7-12 will be dismissed at 11:00 a.m. Students in grades K-6 will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m. Pre-K students will be dismissed at 12:15 p.m.

A grab-and-go lunch will be made available to all students upon early dismissal. 

We understand that the winter weather season can be disruptive and so we provide this information now and encourage families to have a plan for the scenarios above. Likewise, please log in to your Skyward account and click the Skylert tab to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date. All closings and delays are sent to families via a phone call, text message and email. Closings and delays are also posted on our district website, social media, WEEU, and WFMZ-TV. 

Let’s look forward to a successful and productive winter in Mustang Nation!

Sincerely,

Bill McKay
Superintendent
Governor Mifflin School District

Melissa Fullerton
By Melissa Fullerton November 8, 2021 08:00 Updated