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School Closings and Delays

Flexible Instructional Day (FID) Guidelines

For the 2021-2022 school year, please note that we will be using the Flexible Instructional Day (FID) model if indeed we need to close school. This means that the school closure day will entail students working from home, flexibly. Please see the attached FID Guidelines below for additional information. Using the FID model means that we will not have to make up the inclement weather day.

School Closings and Delays


  • During the winter months, inclement weather sometimes causes a delay or canceled classes. As soon as a decision is made for a delay, a cancellation, or an early dismissal, the district puts announcements on:
    • the district website homepage epasd.org
    • on local television stations
      • ABC-27
      • WGAL
      • WHP-TV
      • WPMT
    • Radio stations
      • WINK-104.1 FM
      • WTPA-93.5 FM
      • WRVV-97.3 FM
      • WHP-580 AM will also carry weather-related information.
    • Social Media
  • The district, also, uses an automated parent notification system to inform guardians of changes in school schedules.

It is very important to keep all contact phone numbers and emails up to date.

Cycle Days

  • When there is a snow day, the cycle day remains the same as the missed day. For example, if school is canceled for snow on Tuesday, cycle day 3. When school resumes on Wednesday, the cycle day is 3 and not 4.


Cafeteria Services

  • The lunch menu does not change due to a snow day.
  • When there is a one or two-hour delay, the cafeteria does not serve breakfast.


More Information

  • If you have any questions, please call. Your call will be returned during regular office hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.