When emergencies, such as weather conditions or power failures, require the delay or closing of school, notice is given as early as possible. Weather closings and delay notices are usually made by 6:00 a.m. Typically, when school is canceled, after-school and evening activities are also canceled.
In the event of a school delay or closing, parents will receive a phone call from the District's Emergency Phone Alert System to the primary phone number listed with the school. Only one call per family is made. Calls are usually made no later than 10:00 p.m. and no earlier than 6:00 a.m. On rare occasions, there may be a need to delay or cancel school after 6:00 a.m. or change a delay to a cancellation when there is a question about road conditions or extreme cold. Parents will be notified by phone if this becomes necessary. Your caller ID will display “Mt. Lebanon School District” and the District’s main number of 412-344-2000. The success of this system depends on accurate contact information obtained from school records. If your information has changed, please update your phone numbers in the Dashboard or by contacting the building secretary.
When weather conditions necessitate a 10:00 a.m. start, morning kindergarten will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m.
There may be times when wind chill must be taken into consideration when making a decision to delay or cancel school. The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) suggests that schools consider a delay if the air temperature is in 0°F to 15° F degree range, and school closure if the wind chill temperature dips to -15° F or lower.
Information Sources for a Delay or Closing:
· MTLSD website: www.mtlsd.org
· School District Cable Channels 19 (Comcast) and 33 (Verizon)
· Mt. Lebanon Public Access Channels 7(Comcast) and 35 (Verizon)
· KDKA TV and www.kdka.com; WPXI TV and www.wpxi.com; WTAE TV and www.thepittsburghchannel.com
· KDKA Radio 1020 AM