2020-21 Winter Weather Reminders

Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/13/2021 1:15:00 PM

Unplanned Early Dismissals

In the event of an unplanned early dismissal, we will use our automated calling system to inform you of the dismissal. Any contact flagged as “Emergency” or “Lives With” within PowerSchool will receive a call. Notifications will also be posted to the normal Hempfield School District communication channels.

Recess Winter Weather Guidelines

Now that the weather has become more "winter-like," it is a good opportunity to remind parents of Hempfield's weather guidelines for recess.

Anytime the “real feel” temperature, which factors the impact of wind chill on the actual temperature, drops below 20˚F, students will not be taken outside for recess. Principals will use their discretion if weather conditions are such that the real feel temperature has not dropped below 20˚F but believes the conditions to be unsuitable for students to be outside.

Students should dress accordingly for the colder weather. Families in need of winter jackets, hats, or gloves may contact our Student Services Office, 717-459-9003.