With winter weather rapidly approaching, weather-related two hour delays and cancellations can't be far behind.
If there is a delay or cancellation, the Bethel Park School District will notify parents and staff using the School Messenger Telephone Notification System as soon as the decision is made to delay or cancel.
Delay/Cancellation information is also obtainable on the following:
• The Bethel Park Information Line: 412-854-8407
• The Bethel Park Twitter Page: (@bpsdinfo)
• The Bethel Park School District Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ Pages ("Bethel Park School District")
Delays are called in order to allow the streets to be made passable by road crews and to allow district buses ample time to warm up, so students are not waiting at bus stops for long periods of time. Please be aware morning kindergarten students will report to school at the delayed starting time if a delay is called.
Parents are to be reminded that on days with two hour delays, do not drop your child off for school before the delayed starting time. Staff may also be delayed arriving to school and there may not be anyone in the building when you drop your child off at the building.
In the event of an emergency closing, all parents should have prior arrangements made for their children. Please talk to your child about what to do, or where to go, in the event parents are not able to be at home at the time of the emergency early dismissal.
Kindergarten Parents—Please be aware that on days when a two hour delay is called, the district will operate a Modified Kindergarten Schedule as follows:
• Morning Kindergarten will attend from 11:20 AM to 1 PM
• Afternoon Kindergarten will attend from 2 to 3:40 PM
Modified Kindergarten equalizes both sessions to 1 hour, 40 minutes of instruction.
Please click on the link below to learn more about how the Bethel Park School District determines if there is to be a delay or cancellation.