Lower School Weather-Related School Schedules
In general, Wyoming Seminary’s guidelines in response to winter weather will be that if the Valley is functioning – meaning that a majority of businesses and offices are open – we will try to “keep school.” While roughly half of K through eighth-grade students arrive on public school district transportation, there may be days when the Lower School deans decide to open (usually with a delay), leaving it up to parents to bring their offspring to school, based on their own logistical imperatives and judgment on the hazards of driving in their particular locality.
The residential areas for Wyoming Seminary students varies greatly in terms of local weather effects and the road infrastructure. Sometimes it may be snowing in Mountain Top, while it is raining in Kingston. Parents must be the primary judge of personal safety and the advisability of driving in their particular conditions. Parents and students may be confident that when the Lower School is open with a significant number of students absent for weather-related reasons, no students will be penalized for testing or new material missed, any more than they would be for illness.
If your school district’s buses are on a delayed opening schedule, your child will be expected to arrive in accordance with your district’s announced time, whether or not she or he rides the bus. If you wish to drive your child to school, however, we ask that you listen to road condition reports and use your own discretion. Radio and TV stations are notified of delays by 6:45 a.m. Sem’s Web site will post the information as well, and is usually updated with corrections before the radio/TV lists. Please remember if certain large districts change their status later in the morning due to worsening conditions, we might have to alter our status as well.
If your school district closes its schools due to inclement weather, your child will not be expected in school even if we are open. Once again, if you wish to transport your child in this situation, do so at your own discretion. If our school is closed, the announcement will be made on on the home page
of this web site and on radio and TV before 6:45 a.m.