Weather Related Closings and Delays

The number one priority of all HPA faculty and staff is the safety of all students. School officials will assess each situation and make decisions based on conditions. In the event of inclement weather prior to the start of the school day officials will attempt to make a decision on closings and delays before 6:00 a.m. When a decision is made, local radio and television stations are notified and will be broadcast to the public immediately. These decisions will also be posted on the school website and other various communication tools.

SHELTER IN PLACE:

This means weather conditions outside are best avoided by staying indoors. During events like thunderstorms, lightning, tornado warnings students will be brought into the building and held until conditions have improved and are deemed safe. Should these conditions occur during dismissal, students may be held inside until conditions improve. Parents who have already arrived may wait inside their cars or park in the designated area and come inside to pick up their children.

TWO HOUR DELAY:

This means the school will open two hours after the regularly scheduled time. Students should not arrive before the delayed opening time (teachers will not be here to supervise them). School will dismiss at the regular time. During the delay, parents/students should monitor local news outlets in case the delay is extended.

SCHOOL CLOSED:

This means the HPA campus is closed for ALL students and teachers. All scheduled activities, meetings, and athletic events are also canceled or postponed.

EVENING ACTIVITIES CANCELLED:

If travel conditions become hazardous after school has been dismissed, evening meetings and activities may be canceled.

MAKE-UP DAYS:

School days missed due to inclement weather will be made up on the designated day on the school calendar. In the event, the days missed exceed the number of designated make-up days school officials may deem it necessary to add days to the end of the school year.