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Emergency Closings

All parents should be aware of the following policies and procedures for school closings:

Inclement Weather:
The decision to close schools due to weather conditions will be announced via radio and TV for the Catholic elementary schools in Jefferson County. One of the following announcements will be made:

  • All Catholic elementary and high schools in Jefferson County are OPEN;

  • Catholic elementary and high schools in Jefferson County will be OPEN BUT ON A DELAYED SCHEDULE;

  • All Catholic elementary and high schools in Jefferson County are CLOSED.

Delayed Schedule:
If an announcement is made that Catholic elementary and high schools are on a delayed schedule, the doors at St. Patrick will open at 9:00 a.m., and school will begin at 9:50 a.m.

Early Dismissal:
The principal determines whether an early dismissal is warranted after consulting with the pastor and superintendent of Catholic schools. When it is warranted, due to inclement weather or to any other emergency, parents will be contacted via our emergency alert system.

Please review the following policies in regard to Snow Days and Distance Learning Days. 
The first day off of school for inclement weather will be a traditional snow day.  Each consecutive day following will be a Distance Learning Day (see Parent/Student Handbook section 38 for Distance Learning Day information).


St. Patrick partners with PikMyKid for school safety and communication platforms.  Parents must use the PikMyKid app to communicate changes in pick-up, acceptable delegates for picking up their child, and to safely pick-up their child from school dismissal. 

This platform will also be used to send brief text message alerts to parents as needed, including bus delays, school closings, carpool updates, and other safety concerns. All parents must be registered in PikMyKid and should have “notifications” turned on to receive alerts from St. Patrick.

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