Emergency Closing Guidelines

MORNING CLOSINGS AND LATE OPENINGS:

Listen for weather related announcements on WBAL radio or TV, log on to our website www.saintjamesacademy.org, or call St. James Academy at 410-771-4816, Option #4. Parents who have an email address on file in the School Office will receive notification of late openings and closings via email.

If schools in Baltimore County or the Hereford Zone of Baltimore County are closed, we are closed.

If schools in Baltimore County or the Hereford Zone of Baltimore County open one hour late, ALL Grades will begin at 9:30 a.m.

If schools in Baltimore County or the Hereford Zone of Baltimore County open one and one-half hours late, ALL Grades will begin at 10:00 a.m.

If schools in Baltimore County or the Hereford Zone of Baltimore County open two hours late, ALL GRADES will begin at 10:30 a.m., including AM Kindergarten, which will dismiss at 3:00 p.m., the regular Lower School dismissal time. It is the AM Kindergarten parents’ decision whether to take advantage of this extended day option for your child on these 2 hour delayed days.

In the event that Baltimore County Schools are closed for a reason other than weather, we will follow the closing of the Harford County School System.

All lunch programs will be served as scheduled if the school opening is delayed. They will be rescheduled if school is closed.

Contact the Health Suite if your child takes medication during the school day. School medication administration times may need adjustment based on altered home administration times. Leave a message with the Health Suite voice mail at 410-329-3297.

AFTERNOON EARLY DISMISSALS

St. James Academy will make an independent decision regarding early closings due to weather. Parents who have an email address on file in the School Office will receive notification of early dismissals via email.