Closings, Late Starts, Dismissals & Modified Kindergarten

If you do not receive the Superintendent notifications about closings, late starts, and dismissals, please notify your students' building secretary to update your information. 

When bad weather or emergencies make it necessary to close schools, the administration will be using the School Messenger phone messaging service to notify parents of a school closing or delay. This system enables all parents/guardians of students to receive a phone call from the District within minutes of the decision being made to close schools.

Please do NOT call the school district or school buildings. A rush of calls jams district phone lines and prevents emergency calls from being made.

In addition to the District website, information will be available by checking the television stations listed below.

TELEVISION ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • WFMZ Channel 69 (Allentown)
  • NBC Channel 10 (Philadelphia)

New 3-hour delayed opening schedule.
NOTE: Sometimes the road conditions do not improve sufficiently enough to send buses safely into the outlying rural areas of our district. Therefore, please be advised that a decision to delay the opening of school may later be changed to a closing. In that case, parents will receive a second phone call with updated information.

 


Click on your school for delay start times

Neidig Elementary

Pfaff Elementary

Quakertown Elementary

Richland Elementary

Trumbauersville Elementary

Sixth Grade Center

Strayer Middle School

Quakertown Community High School and The Academy



Modified Kindergarten Schedule

A MODIFIED AM and PM kindergarten schedule will be used when QCSD announces a 2-hour delay / late start of the school day.

AM MODIFIED SCHEDULE - 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM

AM PARENT PICK UP TIME IS 1:15 PM

Bus riders ride bus to school as they do on a normal day

PM MODIFIED SCHEDULE - 1:50 PM to 3:50 PM

PM PARENT DROP OFF TIME IS 1:50 PM

Bus riders ride bus home as they do on a normal day

Parents of kindergarten students, there may be days when QCSD has an unscheduled early dismissal due to inclement weather or another reason. Please read the following scenarios carefully and contact our school office if you have any questions.

Scenario 1:

Early dismissal at 1:00 PM - If we dismiss students at 1:00 PM, then morning kindergarten students will be picked up by the parents as usual, at 11:45 AM, and there will not be an afternoon kindergarten session.

Scenario 2:

PM early dismissal in the afternoon- If we need to dismiss early, before the scheduled end of the day at 3:50 PM, then kindergarten bus-riding students will be sent home on their regularly scheduled buses. You will need to have someone at the bus stop to receive the child. Walkers will walk home.

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