and Local Media Links
can be obtained from the following local radio and
television stations, please check on any of the
websites below for school delay or cancellation
WHP - TV21
WGAL - TV 8
email/phone alert services that will notify you of
school closings and delays.
SCHOOL CLOSING AND DISMISSAL POLICY
permission for dismissal of school or any grade may
be given only by the administration.
In case of inclement weather such as ice, snow or an
emergency situation, school may be closed or may be
dismissed early. Due to the fact that Holy Name of
Jesus does not provide its own bussing, we must
follow cancellation/early dismissal based on the
school districts. Since Central Dauphin School
District provides the bussing for the majority of
our students, Central Dauphin will determine whether
our school will be open or closed. Holy Name of
Jesus School will announce any delays or closing. If
Central Dauphin School District is closed or is
dismissing early, Holy Name of Jesus School is also
closed or dismissing early by school districts.
Please remember that in case of early dismissal,
each school district will have different times for
pick up. If Central Dauphin has a 2-hour delay,
there will be no morning Preschool.
PLEASE NOTE: In most cases, Central Dauphin will say
that they are dismissing 1 or 2 hours early.
This means that Holy Name of Jesus will also dismiss
those students 1 or 2 hours early. However, Central
Dauphin may say that they are dismissing students at
a given time, such as 1:30. In this case, please
remember that Central Dauphin provides busing first
for the public high schools, then the private
schools and then the elementary schools. Holy Name
of Jesus will fall under the private schools,
therefore, dismissal could be at 2:00 or 2:30
instead of 1:30 as stated by the media.
However, if you live in another school district
other than Central Dauphin, and that school district
has a delay or is closed, busing will not be
provided and parents are asked to drive children
to and from school. If other school districts are
dismissing early, then Holy Name of Jesus School
will dismiss only those students early.
Busing is provided in this case.
In case of a need for early emergency school
dismissals, students may be dismissed when parents
come to the school office with this request.
School buses will be provided to take students
home. Both radio and television stations will be
informed so that announcements inform parents
concerning the particulars of the emergency - time
of dismissal and changes involved in the regular
runs of students' bus or van transportation home.
Information about emergency dismissals for school
districts other than Central Dauphin will be made
over the same radio and television stations.