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Inclement Weather Schedule

2021 Spring Inclement Weather Schedule 

In the event of snow or other inclement weather, Keystone College may close the campus for some or all of the day. Closing the campus means that classes will not meet in person. However, even if the campus is closed, classes may still meet remotely.

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

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of snow or other inclement weather, Keystone College may close the campus for some or all of the day. Closing the campus means that classes will not meet in person. However, even if the campus is closed, classes may still meet remotely. When the College is closed, employees will not be present on campus. There is no compressed schedule for the spring semester.

Classes Impacted by Inclement Weather:  If the College closes the campus or delays opening due to inclement weather, each faculty member who is scheduled to teach in-person during the closure/delay will determine whether the impacted class will meet remotely at the normal time, will be canceled, or will be replaced by a substitute activity. Faculty members are responsible for notifying their students of their decisions and should tell their students as soon as possible via email. This approach is intended to provide faculty members and students with as much flexibility as possible. If a student cannot participate in a remote class, the student is responsible for the material presented. Classes that are scheduled to occur remotely will still meet remotely during inclement weather unless the faculty member notifies students in the class otherwise via email.

Inclement weather may call for one of the following messages:

  • Due to inclement weather, campus closed, students check Moodle and email for class information.
  • Due to inclement weather, campus opens at 10 a.m. Students check Moodle and email for class information.
  • Due to inclement weather, campus opens at noon. Students check Moodle and email for class information.
  • Due to inclement weather the campus will close at ***. Students check Moodle and email for class information.

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

LATE STARTS
If the College delays opening, then the Library will open at the same time offices open.

EARLY DISMISSALS
If offices are closing early, the Library will close also. 

CLASSES CANCELLED & OFFICES CLOSED
In the event that all classes are cancelled and/or 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.

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.

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.