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2021 Spring Inclement Weather Schedule 

In the event of inclement weather, Keystone College will operate remotely or cancel classes. This announcement will be communicated through WENS announcements, the web site, phone system, and Keystone App.

Register for WENS alerts here. (MyKC Login required)

Please see the College’s inclement weather policy below for further details about weather delays or closings.

The decision to cancel or delay the start of classes will be made by 6 a.m. and public announcements will follow. If later start times or additional cancellations are necessary, announcements will note the change and be made in a timely manner.

Schedule Changes

Inclement weather may call for one of the following schedule changes:

Classes Cancelled and Offices Closed: All classes will be cancelled and offices will be closed. Only essential personnel will report to campus for work. Students should check Moodle for assignments.

Offices Closed/Day Classes Cancelled: Day classes will be cancelled. Students should check Moodle for assignments. Evening classes scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. or later will meet in-person.

Classes Start/Offices Open at 10 a.m.: Classes beginning prior to 10 a.m. will be cancelled. Students should check Moodle for assignments.  Classes will begin and employees should report to work at 10 a.m.

Classes Start/Offices Open at Noon: Classes beginning prior to noon are cancelled. Students should check Moodle for assignments.  Classes will begin and employees should report to work at noon.

Evening Classes Cancelled: Classes beginning at 5 p.m. or later will be cancelled. Students should check Moodle for assignments. Only essential personnel will report to campus for work.

Decisions regarding schedule changes made by the campus administration are subject to change based on changing weather conditions. Employees and students are responsible for checking for updates regarding cancellations if weather conditions do not seem to be improving.

Communication

Television stations carrying Keystone information include:

  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16)
  • WYOU-TV (Channel 22)
  • WBRE-TV (Channel 28)

Phone

The Keystone College phone system will disperse pertinent information within this time frame. Call Keystone phone number, (570) 945-8000, 1-800-824-2764, 1-877-4COLLEGE for information.

Website

The College homepage www.keystone.edu will also post delays, compressed schedule, and/or cancellation information.

Text Messaging

Keystone College has become affiliated with the Wireless Emergency Notification System (WENS), which is available to all students, parents, faculty, and staff.  WENS is provided free of charge and will be used principally for events that are deemed to be true emergency situations but will also provide information about weather-related class cancellations or closings.

Register for the WENS by submitting your cell phone number with the convenient online WENS registration form located in MyKC.

Travel and Road Conditions

PennDOT

You should also know that the state Department of Transportation has a Road Condition Hotline, a toll-free number for travel conditions on interstate roads: 1-888-783-6783. This number is available to callers in Pennsylvania and to out-of-state callers whose telephone area codes border Pennsylvania.

 

A message for Keystone College Employees
The College will make one if the following announcements through the listed media sources when weather conditions warrant a response:

Classes cancelled and offices closed
Only “essential personnel” are expected to report to their offices. Employees should contact their supervisor to determine their classification. Employees who are not classified as “essential personnel” will be paid for hours missed due to late opening or early closing of the College due to weather conditions.

Classes cancelled and offices open
College administrators, professional staff and support staff members should report to their offices if and when it is safe for them to do so. If it is impossible for an employee to be at work because of weather conditions, the supervisor should be notified immediately. It will then be up to the supervisor to determine the method of making up the lost time.

Compressed schedule
Classes will begin and offices open at 10 a.m. Any offices that need to be opened earlier than 10 a.m. should have an emergency personnel plan in place.

Early Close
If offices are to close and classes are to be cancelled before the end of the workday because of weather conditions, the College’s Senior Administrator will make the decision, and the Office of College Communications will notify all offices.