• Emergency Notification and Inclement Weather FAQ

    Emergency Notification

    Our primary method of reaching parents and guardians is the District’s automated messaging system. This is utilized to share information with parents’ or guardians’ home numbers and/or any alternative numbers provided for this purpose.

    In addition, school closures, school delays, early dismissals, and late buses will be announced over WGAL TV-8, FOX43, CBS21, and ABC-27. We also use Twitter, Facebook, and email blasts to send important, time-sensitive information.

    Please ensure your child's school office has your correct contact information for all communication modes, especially phone numbers and emails.

    • Please refrain from calling individual schools, so that phone lines remain open for emergency communications.

    • Please Note: If the announcement is for a two-hour school delay, all buses will be delayed two hours respectively.


    Inclement Weather FAQ

    Deciding to close schools is typically never an easy call for the District to make. Of utmost concern is the safety of our students, which is always the priority in making any decision that impacts families, students, and academics.

  • How is the decision made to close or delay school?

  • How can I found out if SGASD schools are closing or delaying?

  • The weather does not seem bad where I live. Why are SGASD schools closed?

  • School is in session, but I do not think it's safe to send my child to school. What do I do?

  • What is the bus schedule for a delay or cancelation?

  • Will breakfast be served when there is a delay due to inclement weather?