Pine-Richland Schools to Close Tuesday, Delay Opening Wednesday for Hurricane Sandy

After-school activities on Tuesday are canceled also.

Pine-Richland School District will be closed Tuesday and will delay opening by two hours on Wednesday.

PRSD Communications Rachel Hathhorn said the public should monitor the district's website for the latest updates. Click here for that link.

Elementary school Halloween parties still will be held on Wednesday, Hathhorn said. If schools close on Wednesday because of the weather, however, the parties will be postponed until Friday.

After-school activities are canceled Tuesday also and playoff games have been postponed, she said.


Here is Hathhorn's notice on the district's website:

PRSD to Close Tues., Oct. 30, 2012 Pine-Richland School District is closing school on Tues., Oct. 30, 2012 in anticipation of potential problems associated with the inclement weather.  The campus will be closed, so any scheduled after school practices and/or activities will be cancelled.  

 Playoff Games Delayed Please check the athletic hotline for changes in games. Volleyball & soccer playoff games scheduled for Tues., Oct. 30 are being delayed to same time until Wed., Oct. 31, 2012. Please check the athletic hotline at 724-625-4444, ext. 7 for updates. 

 PRSD to Follow Two-Hour Delay Wed., Oct. 31, 2012 A two-hour delay (with Modified Kindergarten) is also being issued for Wed., Oct. 31, 2012. Please monitor updates for Wed., Oct. 31, 2012 by visiting our website at www.pinerichland.org and/or monitoring radio & television reports. 

This early decision allows the district to communicate effectively and for parents to make schedule adjustments. However, please take time to review our procedures for follow-up communications and future delays and/or closings. Through out the year, we want you to stay informed, so please read our procedures below our township message. 

 Gov. Tom Corbett issued a state of Emergency in Pennsylvania.The state is bracing for heavy rains and high wind gusts which could knock down tree branches and disrupt power lines.   

 As always, safety is an important priority at PRSD.

 What to Expect in Regard to Halloween Parades   

Parades in the primary buildings (Hance, Richland & Wexford Elementary Schools) will still go as planned, during a two-hour delay on Wed., Oct. 31, 2012. However, if the district closes on Wed., Oct. 31, the parades will be delayed until Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.

 PRSD Delays, Closings & Emergency Communications 

 Stay Informed

Unpredictable weather happens throughout the year. With that in mind, Pine-Richland School District wants to keep you informed on the communication plan when it comes to early dismissals, delays and closings.  The district provides many avenues for alerting parents of delays and cancellations including:     


PR Website: Visit www.pinerichland.org.You can visit the home page for delays & cancellations.

 Mobile Alerts: If you would like to receive delay or cancellation notices via an email or text message, you can self-register on the PRSD website. The district will not be responsible for any changes in phone numbers or email addresses. This will be self-maintained by you. For complete instructions, click here.  

PR-TV: You can see the latest information by watching Armstrong Regular Cable Channel 50 or Digital Cable Channel 211 and Consolidated Cable Channel 404.

Pine-Richland Information Line: Call 724-443-7575 for the latest announcements.

Local Radio Stations: Listen to KDKA-1020 AM, KQV-1410 AM or Q-92.9 FM.      

Local Television Stations: View: KDKA, WTAE or WPXI.

Frequently Asked Questions 

How are delays & closings determined?
Will the buildings be open when school is closed?
How can you prepare for delays & closings?

What if a two-hour delay is issued?
What is the modified kindergarten schedule?
What circumstances would warrant an automated call?*

How would the district notify me of an early dismissal?*

*Please be aware you will not receive a rapid call of a normal delay and/or cancellation. For emergencies, please be sure to program (724) 625-7773 as a number that will not be blocked if you have a block on your phone.  



Cindy Cusic Micco October 29, 2012 at 09:53 PM
School will start 2 hours late on Wednesday with modified kindergarten schedule. However, that could change depending on the weather. If all the schools have no electricity because of the storm, for example, it wouldn't make sense to go. That's why the district said to check their website. Patch will keep you up to date too.


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