School Delays & Cancellations
The decision to call a school delay or cancellation is one that we take very seriously. We must take into account current road and weather conditions, temperature and wind-chill factors as well as the forecast. Typically, the decision to delay or cancel school is made prior to 5:30 a.m. However, there are occasions when changing road/weather conditions will necessitate a later decision.
Information about school delays and cancellations is posted on the QVSD website homepage at www.qvsd.org, sent through the Blackboard Connect 5 automated phone notification system, sent via QVeLink email, Twitter and Facebook, and sent to the TV stations listed below. Please note that the district does not control how quickly TV stations update their information on-air.
Television: KDKA Channel 2 | WTAE Channel 4 | WPXI Channel 11
Two-Hour Delays: For a 2-hour delay, middle school students report at 9:40 AM, high school students report at 9:45 AM, and elementary students report at 10:40 AM. Parkway West Career & Technology Center students do not report for morning classes. A bus will pick them up for afternoon attendance at Quaker Valley High School. Breakfast is not served on 2-hour delay days.
School Closings: School closings will be posted and effective for a one day period. If the schools are to remain closed for a second day, a second announcement will be posted. No announcement will be made concerning the re-opening of schools. When schools are closed, all after-school and evening activities, sports, and events are also canceled unless posted otherwise.