Inclement Weather Procedures

When school is cancelled or delayed Parent Alert will be sent via text message, voice message, and/or email. If inclement weather falls on a satellite day (Wednesday or Friday), no alerts will be sent and no announcements will be made regarding UM® students. They should follow the regular satellite plan for that day.

In addition to the Parent Alerts, you may check the school homepage or listen to the following radio stations and television channels for information: WGAL, Fox 43, CBS 21, WJTL 90.3, WDAC 94.5.

Two-Hour Delays: When LCCS operates on a two-hour delay, school offices open at 9:00 am. Because there will be no staff coverage before then, please do not drop your students off before 9:00 am. On rare occasions, a few school districts may operate on a one-hour delay. In that case, we will have someone at the school starting at 8:30 am to greet the bus for that district. If there are districts with no delay, then a staff member will be here to supervise bus students starting at 7:30 am.

Early Dismissals: If LCCS closes early due to inclement weather, announcements will be made on the stations listed and posted on the website. If your district closes early, LCCS will send your students home on the bus at the time it arrives at LCCS. Parents will be notified using Parent Alert. Student drivers may leave at the time that their home district dismisses for the day. Parents please use discretion in picking up your children at the school. If school is dismissed early, all afterschool athletic practices or events will be cancelled.

Online Snow Days: The first two snow days of the year are days off of school that will be made up using the snow day options posted on the school calendar (beginning 1/15, 2/16, 2/19…). You will be notified if we will utilize a make-up day. Up to five online snow days will be implemented if there are more than two cancellations or cancellations occur after 2/19. After 7 cancellations (2 days off + 5 online snow days), make up days will be added in June.

Elementary: Classroom teachers will email plans for online snow days directly to the parents.

Secondary: For the online snow days, teachers will edit the lesson plan document that is sent via email on Mondays. The teachers will use a different color or somehow indicate that they have changed the plans to reflect the online snow day work. In general, the online snow day work is expected to be completed for the next school day. The only exception to this is if there are power outages due to a storm. Please expect 30-45 minutes of work per core subject for your student. Electives and specials will only give online snow day work if the teacher feels it is very necessary for time reasons.