On Friday, January 7th, we had our first snow day. The Option C system was experiencing technical difficulties. We apologize that we were unable to notify families in this way. For future weather notifications, we will use the following methods to get the information out: Option C; Media Outlets; Message on our Website; Email from email@example.com (if Option C message fails).
Due to the number of our students who receive bus transportation through the Pittsburgh Pubic Schools, we will follow the Pittsburgh Public Schools regarding all weather-related school closings and delays. If the Pittsburgh Public Schools are closed or have a 2-hour delay, we will as well. Guardian Angel Academy will also be listed on all the Media Outlets (KDKA, WTAE, WPXI) under our own listing.
We will use our PARENT ALERT MESSAGING SYSTEM through Option C for all winter weather school closings and delays. This system allows us to send alerts to parents and guardians via phone, text and email directly through the Option C site. If you would like to update how you currently receive
these messages, please contact the school office.
IN ADDITION, THERE WILL BE NO BEFORE SCHOOL CARE ON DAYS WE HAVE A 2 HOUR DELAY. STUDENTS MAY BEGIN TO ARRIVE AT SCHOOL AT 9:30AM.
All schools within SRCES (South Regional Catholic Elementary School) would be utilizing SNOW DAYS for the first day or two of winter weather related closures. If we would have to be closed for a third day and beyond we would then implement live, virtual instruction (synchronous instruction). We as a region, have determined that we will be following the Federation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Virtual Instruction and plan for closures over 48 hours to utilize virtual instruction (synchronous learning). Therefore, it is suggested that our schools be prepared for long-term closures and the possibility of virtual learning. However, we will utilize SNOW DAYS for inclement weather and will make those days up as needed for short-term closures. We will not be using Flexible Instruction Days (FID), i.e. packets and/or blizzard bags for asynchronous learning as an alternative to a school.