Emergency Closing Procedures
 
The T/E School Closing Hotline phone number is 610-240-1970.

If it is necessary to close school due to inclement weather, local radio stations will announce school district numbers. Tredyffrin/Easttown’s school number is “Chester County #854.” You may also call the school district closing information number at (610)240-1970.
 
TE All-Call is an automated phone notification system that will quickly call parents with a recorded message in the event of a weather-related school closing, early dismissal, late opening or any other unscheduled closing, cancellation or emergency situation.
 
TE All-Call will send a recorded message to parents at a specific school in the event of an emergency or closing at their school. All parents in the District will be notified of District-wide closings or emergencies.
 
All numbers on file will be called even if the first call is answered. The system will leave a voicemail or answering machine message if no one answers the phone. If you use the same phone numbers for more than one child, duplicate numbers will only be called once.
 
The elementary schools will receive a computerized report indicating which calls were answered, went to an answering machine/voicemail or were busy or unanswered.
 
We request that you review emergency procedures with your child in the event school is closed early and you will not be home. (Please note that school is sometimes cancelled or dismissed early due to reasons other than weather [Loss of water, heat, electricity, etc]. Please be sure your child knows your emergency plan.)
 
Additional Information of Two-hour Delayed Openings

When openings are delayed two hours, the following procedures have been established for operating the elementary schools. Most of the guidelines pertain to the kindergarten program since that is the area most affected by a two-hour delayed opening.

Kindergarten Procedures

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, AM and PM kindergarten sessions will follow a modified schedule on days when inclement weather results in a 2-hour delayed opening. Each kindergarten session will be reduced by 1 hour when there is a delayed opening to provide equal instructional time for both sessions. AM kindergarten classes will begin at 10:45 am and will conclude at the modified pick-up time of 12:40 pm. Parents of PM kindergarten students should drop their children off at the modified start time of 1:25 pm. School dismissal time for PM kindergarten students remains at 3:20 pm. As a result, AM kindergarten students who use bus transportation to school will be picked up at their bus stops 2 hours later than usual and PM kindergarten students will ride the bus home at their regularly scheduled time. Parents are asked to make note of the change in the mid-day pick-up and drop-off times on days when there is a 2-hour delayed opening.
 
Modified Kindergarten Schedule
 
AM Kindergarten: 10:45 am – 12:40 pm
PM Kindergarten: 1:25 pm – 3:20 pm

Grade 1-4 Procedures
All other classes will follow their revised two-hour delayed opening schedule. Special attention will be given to the inclusion of language arts and math.