While Keystone College cannot completely close for bad weather when we have resident students living on campus, we can delay or cancel classes and some administrative activities due to inclement weather.
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.
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In the event morning classes are delayed due to inclement weather, Keystone College will operate on a compressed class schedule. The compressed schedule begins at 10 a.m. with condensed class times for all day classes. Classes beginning at 3:30 or later will remain on the regular schedule.
Inclement Weather Messages
Inclement weather may call for one of the following messages:
- Due to inclement weather offices closed/all classes canceled. Students should check Moodle for assignments.
- Due to inclement weather offices closed/day classes canceled. Evening classes begin at 5:00 pm. Students should check Moodle for assignments.
- Due to inclement weather, Keystone College will operate on a compressed schedule. Offices will open at 10 am.
- Due to inclement weather classes start/offices open at noon. Classes beginning prior to noon are canceled. Students should check Moodle for assignments.
- Due to inclement weather classes beginning 5:00 p.m. or later are canceled. Students should check Moodle for assignments.
- Due to inclement weather offices will close and classes canceled beginning at ***. Students should check Moodle for assignments.
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.
Miller Library Inclement Weather Procedures
If face-to-face classes begin late, then the Library will open at the same time offices open and classes begin.
If face-to-face classes are canceled mid-day and offices are closing early, the Library will close also.
CLASSES CANCELED & OFFICES CLOSED
In the event that all classes are canceled and offices are closed, the Library will also close unless otherwise communicated.
OFFICES CLOSED WHEN CLASSES NOT IN SESSION
When classes are not in session and the College closes, the Library will also close.
Television stations carrying Keystone information include:
- WNEP-TV (Channel 16)
- WYOU-TV (Channel 22)
- WBRE-TV (Channel 28)
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.
The College homepage www.keystone.edu will also post delays, compressed schedule, and/or cancellation information.
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
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 canceled 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 canceled 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.
If offices are to close and classes are to be canceled 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.