Emergency/Natural Disaster

Emergency/Natural Disaster

If an emergency should arise when students are in school, appropriate action will be taken to protect the health and safety of everyone. Please click here to view our Safety and Security Webpage.

Emergency Contingency Plans:

  1. 1. If time permits, students will be returned to their home via normal dismissal procedures.
    2. If the emergency situation is such that the best location for students is the school building, all students will be housed in the facility and cared for by the professional staff.
    3. If an emergency exists where the students are in imminent danger, they will be evacuated and taken to another site (such as another school), which will be determined by the Office of Emergency Preparedness. In the event an evacuation of your child’s school is warranted, you will be notified via the district’s automated telephone system. At that time, you will be given information regarding the situation. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL. In the event you are asked to come and pick up your child, you will be directed via the automated telephone system to the district’s Reunification Site.

All actions to be taken in emergency situations will be given directly from the District Administration Office.

Inclement Weather/Emergency
When bad weather conditions develop during the night, the Superintendent will assume the responsibility for making the decision as to whether schools will open at regular time, open with a delay, or be closed. Announcements will be made via the District’s telephone alert system* and through the District’s website beginning at about 6 a.m. The announcements may also be made over select local television stations, should time permit. Should inclement weather make it necessary to close early during the school day, announcements will be made via the same outlets.

The policy of the District is to keep schools open, if reasonably possible, and thereby continue to follow the established school calendar for the school term. On the morning of a delayed opening, parents are requested not to bring children to school prior to the announced time. In case of early dismissal, be sure children have a procedure to follow: e.g., go to a neighbor, know where a house key is located, call parents during the school day, etc.

Delayed Openings
All delayed openings will be with modified Kindergarten schedules, unless otherwise indicated. Please contact your child’s school for the delayed opening schedule.


  • Telephone alert system
  • District Web site - www.cvschools.org - and accompanying tools as available (CV E-news, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Whenever possible, television stations such as WGAL-TV (Channel 8) and WHTM-TV (Channel 27)

* If there is ever a time that you do not receive a telephone alert call and believe school should be delayed or canceled, please check the district’s website and selected TV stations for confirmation. Barring no major power and/or Internet outages, the district website will have the most up-to-date information.

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