School Closings and Delayed Openings
Delayed openings and cancellations are made as early as possible in the morning. In the event of a delayed opening or School closing, we will activate our AlertNow Notification Service, which will call all phone numbers you have provided on the day of the weather event.
If you or your children anticipate a severe weather “event,” you can also watch the early television news, listen to KYW Radio 1060, or check out the media websites (6ABC.com, NBC10.com, KYW1060.com.) Assuming a power failure doesn’t prevent it, the homepage of the School’s website (see above), and the School’s phone message will reflect our status due to inclement weather. These are easy ways to find out what is happening with a potential delay or cancellation. Also note that PreK will operate on the previously communicated modified schedule.
In the event of potential bad weather during the school day, please pay attention to the weather either through the television, radio, or media websites. If it is clear that we need to call an early dismissal, you will be contacted through the AlertNow service on the phone numbers you provided. Early dismissal will also be listed on the television stations (WPVI-TV Channel 6, FOX News Channel 29 and NBC Channel 10), radio stations (KYW1060 AM, our School identification number is 879) and media websites (listed above). You will be able to view it under Montgomery School’s name or in the case of KYW Radio 1060; code number 879. In the event of an early dismissal, the Afternoons Program will be cancelled. We ask that you promptly pick up your child at the early dismissal time reported.
School District Early Dismissal and Montgomery Open
It is possible that your school district may call an early dismissal and Montgomery School would remain open. Unfortunately, we have no control over busing decisions for early dismissals. We have eight school districts that bus children to Montgomery School. Each district makes its own decisions regarding early dismissals and they may make different decisions, often with little notice to us. In order to safely dismiss the children, we must put them on the school bus if they are assigned to ride the bus for that day. It is your responsibility to know what your child’s school district is doing if they take the bus. See the list of school codes for KYW Radio 1060 in the box at the right. Please make a plan with your child in the event that you will not be home. (Note: Children cannot ride on a school bus other than the one to which they are assigned.)
In the event of an early dismissal, we ask that the children not contact you directly. The information that they give you may be incorrect or incomplete and may cause a potentially unsafe situation. The most important thing in these instances is the safety of the children. If there is an extenuating circumstance, please call the School and we will work with you to manage the situation.