Weather Delays/Closings

When emergencies, such as weather conditions or power failures require the delay or closing of school notice is given as early when possible. Weather closings and delay notices are usually made by 6:00 a.m. Typically, when school is cancelled, after-school and evening activities are also cancelled.


Weather Delay/Closing Procedures During Multiple Modes of Instruction

Dr. Steinhauer's School Weather Delay/Closing Procedures for 2020-2021 

While the District is in Remote, Hybrid, full In-Person instruction, and the Cyber Learning Academy, creates the need for multiple scenarios. Please note the different plans for each instructional mode. For more information read: 
Dr. Steinhauer's School Weather Delay/Closing Procedures for 2020-2021 

Remote Instruction and Elementary Cyber Learning Academy - Students will continue Remote and
CLA Instruction using the regularly scheduled times. For any student who receives in-person instruction
during Remote Instruction, their families will receive separate notification and instructions.

Hybrid and full In-Person Instruction*

Delayed Start Schedule
Elementary AM Cohort 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PM Cohort 1:00 - 3:30 PM
CLA - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Secondary All Students Follow the 10 AM Bell Schedule

All students will switch to a Remote Schedule (Flexible Instructional Day) unless
otherwise instructed.

*We are able to switch to Remote Instruction during Hybrid or In-Person as a result of weather
because the District is approved for up to five Flexible Instructional Days. If school cancellations
exceed five days, instruction will be made up according to the District calendar unless otherwise


Parent and Guardian Notification

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.

Kindergarten Schedule for a 10:00 a.m. Start

On days when a 10:00 a.m. start is called, morning kindergarten will dismiss at 12:00 p.m. and afternoon kindergarten will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Information Sources for a Delay or Closing:

· MTLSD website:
· School District Cable Channels 19 (Comcast) and 33 (Verizon)
· Mt. Lebanon Public Access Channels 7(Comcast) and 35 (Verizon)
· KDKA TV and; WPXI TV and; WTAE TV and
· KDKA Radio 1020 AM

Flexible Instructional Days (FIDs)

In accordance with State regulations regarding Flexible Instructional Days (FIDs), the District must first utilize the school cancellation make-up day that is included in the District calendar before a FID can be declared. If there is a need to cancel school for any reason, e.g., snow or cold, prior to the the make-up day in the calendar, that day will be made up as a normal school day on the snow make-up day built into the calendar.  All other school cancellations will be made up at the end of the school year as noted on the District calendar unless a Flexible Instructional Day is called.

  • A Flexible Instructional Day may be used for a weather or building emergency that requires us to close our schools, while providing instruction virtually to our students rather than in the classroom.

  • In the event of a weather emergency, the District plans to implement FIDs when school is cancelled due to extreme cold.  

  • You will be notified of a Flexible Instructional Day in the same way you receive notification of delayed starts and cancellations (text, call and/or email) with the message “Schools Closed-Flexible Instructional Day.” 

  • These days will count as a full day of school and will not have to be rescheduled later in the year.  

  • For more information see our FID FAQ Sheet.