INCLEMENT WEATHER NOTIFICATIONS
CLOSINGS, DELAYS AND EARLY DISMISSALS
It’s that time of year again and we would like to take this opportunity to update you on how we communicate school closing, delays and early dismissals and how you can stay up to date with all of our notifications and communications
If Easton Arts Academy closes, has a delayed opening or dismisses early, we will post this information on WFMZ’s website. A phone call will be made to the number you provided on your student’s emergency contact form via OneCall. It is very important that you keep your contact information up to date. We also post the information on Easton Arts Academy’s website at www.eastonartsacademy.org and on Facebook.
Please also make sure that you and your child have a plan as to what to do in case of an early dismissal.
In case of an early dismissal, PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL. We need to keep our phone lines open to allow the school districts to be able to communicate as to what time their buses will be coming to pick up the students.
Home District Closed – Easton Arts Academy Open
In the case when your child’s home school district is closed and Easton Arts Academy is open, your child will not have bus transportation to and from school. If you choose not to drive your child to and from school on those days, your child’s absence will be excused with a written note.
If your child rides the Easton Arts Academy Pocono bus, please refer to your email from Sue Vierheilg in refence to closing, delayed opening and early dismissals.
Any school district boundary within ten miles of Easton Arts Academy Elementary Charter School’s front door obligates a sending district to transport all district students to Easton Arts Academy. School Districts that bus to Easton Arts Academy are: Bangor, Bethlehem, Easton, Nazareth, Northampton, Palisades, Pen Argyl, Saucon Valley, and Wilson Borough.
Families who reside outside of one of our busing districts must provide transportation to and from Easton Arts Academy each day.
*There is also a bus available for Pocono students, that is paid for by parents.
For more information, please contact the Transportation Director at 484-546-4230.
Bus Transportation Request Forms for the 2019-2020 School Year
For students who are eligible for busing because their district is within the busing radius allowed by law, you will find a transportation form on the right under Easton Arts Academy.
DROP OFF/PICK UP PROCEDURE:
Morning drop off – the Church Street gate will be and
Afternoon pick up – the Church Street gate will be and
You will not be permitted to line up in the parking lot directly behind the building until the above times.
Under no circumstance are parents allowed to park in the staff lot at any time.
The parent pick up/drop off procedure must be followed at all times for the safety of your children. Failure to comply may lead to citations from the Easton Police department and/or barring from pick-up and drop-off process.
No child should be removed from the bus line at dismissal time as our staff is helping your children safely board the bus. We cannot provide accountability and ensure that your child is being released to the proper/authorized individual, therefore no students are permitted to be removed from an afternoon bus line.
Any change to your child’s pick up for the day must be received by the main office no later than 2:00pm on the day of pick up. Failure to do so may result in the child taking their regular transportation home.
Student pick-up procedure: Parents/Guardians MUST be assigned a “number” for student pick-up that will correspond to whom is being picked up. Parent/Guardians without a “number” will need to use the main office to sign the student out in accordance with EAAECS Policy. No Exceptions.
At no time should Church Street be blocked by any vehicles that are part of the pick-up or drop-off procedures.
Please follow these procedures, as they have been approved by the Easton Police Traffic Authority to keep your student safe. Failure to do so may cause safety hazards which could warrant reasons to prohibit parent(s) or guardian(s) from participating in utilizing a vehicle on property for the pick-up and drop-off process. Vehicles not entering property from the gate off of Church St. will not have their student’s name called. No exceptions.
Daycare Providers To Our School
Wilson Borough Daycare 610-438-5200 Have their own bus
Millie’s 610-253-1163 Have their own bus
Active Learning 610-829-1818 Have their own bus
Children’s Development Center of Easton 908-329-7366 Must live in Easton District
YMCA 610-258-6158 Have their own bus
Get Set Learning Center 484-350-3182 Have their own bus
Chrins Community Center 610-252-2098 Must live in Easton District
Boys N Girls Club of Easton 610-253-5846 Must live in Easton District