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School Cancellation and Delay Procedures

 
The following procedures are provided to cover certain situations that may occur because of inclement weather during the course of the school year. These decisions are extremely difficult to make because of the information and many times the lack of information that is available to us.
 
Flexible Instructional Days
 
During the 2020-2021 school year, Franklin Regional School District will be utilizing Flexible Instructional Days (FIDs), which may be used in place of a school day canceled because of inclement weather or another emergency. Students and parents/guardians will be informed of a flexible instructional day through the District's notification systems in the same way school closings and delays are currently announced. Implementing a flexible instructional day will not require additional make-up days when school is canceled. 
 
On a flexible instructional day, K-12 students will participate in instruction via Schoology and Zoom meetings from home. Students will log on to Schoology to access live Zoom links for each class period. If a student does not have internet access, the child or parent/guardian should contact the teacher to access asynchronous assignments. Once school resumes, students will have three school days to complete their assignments. 
 
Student attendance will be determined by participation in Zoom classes and completion of the FID assignments. Any student who fails to complete their FID assignments within three school days will be marked as absent unexcused from school and will receive a zero on any graded assignment not submitted. 
 
All teachers and professional staff members will be available via email during flexible instructional days.  Technology support will be available via the Technology Department link on the district website.
 
After school activities will be canceled during a flexible instructional day, varsity athletes should check with their coaches.  

School Closings

When there is no school for Franklin Regional students due to inclement weather or road conditions, transportation will not be provided for private school students. Also, the teaching staff is not to report whenever a school closing is in effect. All administrators and clerical support staff are to report to their respective buildings in a safe and timely manner.

School Delays

When there is a two-hour delay for Franklin Regional students due to inclement weather or road conditions, transportation will be provided for private school students on the same delayed basis. If there is a two-hour delay, Kindergarten students will arrive at 11:00 a.m. on the buses or parent drop off. The Kindergarten morning session dismissal will remain at 12:30 p.m. The morning class session will be shorter because of the delay, but dismissal time does not change. All teachers, administrators, and clerical support staff are to report to their respective buildings in a safe and timely manner.
 
Early Dismissals

Franklin Regional will not implement an unplanned early dismissal unless for extreme emergencies or by the Pennsylvania Governor's order.

Athletic and Evening Events

When Franklin Regional is closed because of inclement weather or road conditions, all athletic events and evening activities will be canceled. If Franklin Regional is scheduled to play in an away sporting event, the decision to cancel the event is strictly up to the home team. Coaches will notify the players as to whether the away event has been canceled or not.

Special Announcements

Parents and students are asked to listen to KDKA, WTAE, or WPXI for information in regards to school closings, flexible instructional days, and delays. All information related to school closings, flexible instructional days and delays will also be posted to the Districts’ website. Please follow the time schedule as announced for the Franklin Regional School District. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the main District number at 724-327-5456. Decisions regarding delays or cancellations will be initially made by 5:30 a.m.

We will post timely information on the District website's front (home) page.