Emergency / Inclement Weather Notice

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    GCASD will make every effort to close or delay school by 5:30 a.m.  of the affected school day. Delays that turn into closures will be made by 7:30 a.m. of the affected day. Please know that early dismissals will be avoided whenever possible, but if necessary, will be made by 11 a.m. of the affected day. When GCASD has a closing or delay, the district will first utilize a parent notification system (blackboard connect), which will be programmed to call/text the phone number designated for each child*. In an emergency situation or in the event that the district goes from a two-hour delay to a closure, an emergency call will be sent to the primary and secondary numbers, as provided, so the information reaches all those affected by the emergency or change in status. E-mails may be used to provide follow-up information.
     

    Emergency or delay/closure/early dismissal information can also be found on:

    KDKA Channel 2--- Pittsburgh
    WTAE Channel 4--- Pittsburgh
     WPXI Channel 11--- Pittsburgh
     WFMJ Channel 21 ---Youngstown
     WKBN Channel 27 --- Youngstown
     
    When GCASD calls a two-hour delay, the kindergarten schedule is as follows:
     

    AM Kindergarten: Arrival - 10:00 a.m.; Dismissal - 11:50 a.m.
    PM Kindergarten: PM Arrival - 12:20 p.m.; PM Dismissal - 2:20 p.m.

     

    *To change or update your contact information at any time, please go to Blackboard Connect and log in to your account. If you are having difficulty with access, please contact Judy Dennis at (724) 458-6733, ext. 2125 for more information.