Daily Schedules

Elementary Schools
  • Highcliff Elementary: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • McIntyre Elementary: 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Ross Elementary: 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • West View Elementary: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Secondary Schools
  • North Hills High School: 7:20 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • North Hills Middle School: 7:50 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Delay Schedule

  • North Hills High School: 8:50 a.m. (Buses will be delayed 1 hour and 30 minutes)
  • North Hills Middle School: 9:35 a.m. (Buses will be delayed 1 hour and 45 minutes)
  • Highcliff and West View Elementary: 10:30 a.m. (Buses will be delayed 2 hours)
  • McIntyre and Ross Elementary: 11:15 a.m. (Buses will be delayed 2 hours)

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

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.

Morning Care is not available in elementary buildings when there is a delay but cold breakfast options (cereal, fruit, etc.) will be available during the following hours: 

  • High School: 8:15 to 10:15 a.m. (Breakfast sandwiches also available)
  • Middle School: 9:10 to 9:25 a.m. (Breakfast sandwiches also available)
  • West View and Highcliff: 10:15 to 10:30 a.m.
  • McIntyre and Ross: 11 to 11:15 a.m.

School Closings & Delays

The district uses multiple tools to communicate school closings and delays including:

  • Automated phone calls and text messages -- By default, the numbers called and messaged are the voice and text numbers listed for the primary account holder in the student's PowerSchool account. To make changes, contact the student's school.
  • NHSD website
  • NHSD app
  • eLink -- The district's e-newsletter
  • Social Media -- Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Local TV -- KDKA, WTAE  and WPXI (NHSD does not control how quickly information is updated)

The decision to delay or cancel school is one that we take very seriously. We take into account current road and weather conditions, temperature and windchill factors as well as the forecast. In addition, ABC Transit, our bus company, employs safety coordinators who travel throughout our district to report road conditions during times of ice and snow.

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.

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