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Winter is Coming! NHSD Delay and Cancelation Information

As we approach the winter season, North Hills School District officials would like to remind you about our inclement weather procedures.

The decision to call a delay schedule or cancelation is one that we take very seriously. We must take into account numerous factors including current road and weather conditions, temperature and wind-chill factors as well as the forecast. Typically, the decision to delay or cancel school is made prior to 5:30 a.m. However, there are occasions that changing road/weather conditions will necessitate a later decision.

Our delay schedule is:

  • North Hills High School classes begin at 8:50 a.m. (Buses will be delayed 1 hour and 30 minutes.)
  • North Hills Middle School classes begin at 9:20 a.m. (Buses will be delayed 1 hour and 45 minutes.)
  • Highcliff Elementary and West View Elementary classes begin at 10:30 a.m. (Buses will be delayed two hours.)
  • McIntyre Elementary and Ross Elementary classes begin at 11:15 a.m. (Buses will be delayed two hours.)

All buses will be delayed for the same amount of time as your student's school.

All non-public school buses including charter schools will be delayed two hours except for Eden Christian School - Mt. Nebo Campus, which will follow the high school delay schedule.

In the event of a delay schedule, A.W. Beattie Career Center also will be canceled.

In the event of a school cancelation, the elementary school’s six-day schedule will remain the same. The number of the day missed due to a school closing will be moved to the make-up day. (For example: School is closed on a Day 4. The next day will continue to be a Day 5. The make-up day will be a Day 4.)

Morning Care will not be available at elementary buildings on days when a delay schedule is called, however cold breakfast options (cereal, fruit, etc.) will be available during the following hours:

  • High School - 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. Breakfast sandwiches also will be available.
  • Middle School - 9:10 to 9:25 a.m. Breakfast sandwiches also will be available.
  • West View and Highcliff - 10:15 to 10:30 a.m.
  • McIntyre and Ross – 11 to 11:15 a.m.

We communicate a delay schedule or cancelation by utilizing our:

  • District website - Information regarding delay schedules/cancelations is posted prominently on the district’s website. Information is available here before anywhere else.
  • E-link - Email notification is sent to all E-link subscribers. Individuals can subscribe using multiple email addresses.
  • Automated Phone and Text Message System - Automated phone calls and text messages between 5 and 6 a.m. Please be aware that a cell phone number must be listed on your student's account and noted as a cell phone number to receive text messages. If you would like added to or removed from the call/text list, please contact your child's school building and have the following information ready:
    • Student's Name
    • School
    • Number you would like to be added or deleted
  • App - A push notification is send to all devices who have downloaded the district's app and opted in for push notifications.
  • Facebook - A status update is added to the district’s Facebook page.
  • Twitter - A tweet is sent to all @north_hills subscribers.

In addition, the district notifies the three local television news stations (KDKA, WTAE, WPXI) of all delays and cancelations. However, please understand that the district does not control how quickly information is updated on-air.

This inclement weather information always is available on our district website.

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