Saint Joseph's students stay engaged and on track, no matter the weather.
The Saint Joseph's inclement weather policy allows Saint Joseph's to continue instruction with as little disruption as possible, and allows Saint Joseph's teachers the flexibility needed to deliver content using the most effective methods. The success of delays and virtual days relies on the cooperation of all Saint Joseph's students, families, and teachers.
Preparation for Virtual Instruction
When inclement weather is likely, students should make sure they bring their laptops, chargers, and necessary books/notebooks home. When the school is closed because of inclement weather, the building will be closed and students will not be able to access their lockers.
Delay and Closing Announcements
Delays or closings will be announced by our School Messenger alert system via text message and email. Please email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you find that you are not receiving these messages, so that we can rectify this problem.
In general, Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy follows the State College Area School District (SCASD) for school delays and closings. If the SCASD announces a delay or close, Saint Joseph's will as well. There may also be days when Saint Joseph's may delay or cancel even when SCASD does not.
If your student lives in a school district other than SCASD, your student should follow his/her home district's announcement for delays and closings. If your student's home districts delays or cancels school and Saint Joseph is in session, your student is expected to communicate with his/her teachers in order to make up work that will be missed.
When a two-hour delay is called, the first class of the day begins at 10:05 instead of 8:05. Saint Joseph's students will follow a modified schedule so that all of their usual classes meet. Students have a spirit wear out-of-uniform day on days when we have a two-hour delay, and may wear any appropriate bottom with a blue, orange, or Saint Joseph's top. Please see the Saint Joseph's Family Handbook for more detail about the out-of-uniform dress code.
Thanks to our 1:1 technology program, instruction is able to continue on days when conditions prevent coming to the school. This means that the academic calendar is not disrupted because of snow days or other cancellations. This also means that students have certain academic responsibilities that they must fulfill in order for us to count these days as instructional days. Please read the following procedures carefully.
General questions regarding the inclement weather procedure and online learning should be directed to the school office at email@example.com or 814-808-6118. Questions regarding specific teacher's expectations or class procedures should be directed to the teacher.