School Closing/Inclement Weather Information

Early Dismissal Procedures

The Superintendent will make a decision for early dismissal by 10:30 a.m.
and students will be dismissed around 1:30 p.m. A decision to close early
will only be made when faced with extreme weather conditions.

Early dismissal information will be announced on the radio and television,
as well as through the Blackboard Connect Emergency Notification Service. Please avoid calling the school office unless it is absolutely necessary.

Parents are asked to review with their students alternate arrangements in
case adults would not be at home should school be dismissed early.

Students designated as "Car Riders" will be picked up at the designated car rider pick-up area. Students designated as "Bus Riders" will be picked up in the front of the school.

Thank you for your assistance regarding school closing, delays, and early dismissals.
In the event school is closed, delayed, or dismissed early, we  will use our Blackboard Connect System. We will call the numbers you have provided to us. We ask that you listen to the message and only call the school if necessary.

You can also listen for the West Rockhill Elementary School closing identification number (757) on the local radio and/or television stations. Local TV stations will list the school as Pennridge School District.

Presently, students are permitted to arrive after 8:20 a.m. to begin their school day at 8:50 a.m. Dismissal is at 3:35 p.m. Based on these times, please refer to the following times and procedures for a delayed opening and/or early dismissal:

Starting times for a two-hour delay:
  • Two-hour delay for grades 1-5: Students report to school beginning at 10:20 a.m.; Instruction begins at 10:50 a.m.
Modified Kindergarten Schedule
Two-hour delay for Kindergarten:
  • Morning class - 11:00 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
  • Afternoon class - 1:40-3:20 p.m.