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Emergency Closures

Emergency Closure or Delayed Opening of School

On occasion, severe weather conditions or other emergency situations will require the delayed opening or cancellation of school. Information regarding such closures will be communicated through our Phone Messaging System, and the school website at On those mornings when school is to be cancelled or delayed, the decision is usually made by the principal between 5:00 and 5:30 AM and the decision is communicated to the above resources by 6:00-6:30 AM. Unless it is communicated through one of the communication channels listed above that school will be delayed or closed, you may assume that school will be in session at the regular times for that day.

Emergency/Disaster Procedures

St. Anthony School has established procedures and supplies for all major disaster and emergency situations. In addition, the school regularly practices fire, earthquake and lockdown drills.

In the event of a major disaster, parents should not expect to contact the school by telephone. Not only will the telephone lines be overloaded, telephone calls to the school office only hinder our abilities to provide emergency services to the students. Parents will be notified of any injuries to students as soon as possible after emergency needs have been met.  When there is an emergency, and parents wish to take their children home, they must sign students out through a central checkpoint before removing children from the school grounds.  Children will be released only to those names on the St. Anthony School Health Emergency Form.  All parents are expected to cooperate fully with Public Safety officials and school staff.

As per the health emergency form that each parent signs at the beginning of the school year, β€œIn the event of a major disaster and we have exhausted all reasonable efforts to contact you or any of your authorized contacts, we will make a prudent and reasonable decision on releasing your child to a responsible adult that is known to you and your child, or to an emergency agency.”