Arrowhead Elementary School

                                                                                      January Newsletter 2017


Dear Families,

      Happy New Year! It is January and the winter season has arrived.  I am sure that the children are thinking snow and plenty of it!  We have no control over Mother Nature.  Let’s hope that the winter is kind to us this year. In the event that school is closed, delayed or dismissing early, the district will continue to communicate school closing announcements via our website.  The Methacton School District utilizes the SchoolMessenger system of emergency notification in the event of a weather related school schedule change. In the event of a school closing, early dismissal or late arrival, you will be notified via the primary phone number the district has in our student accounting system, unless you edit your preferences within the SchoolMessenger Contact Manager.


      PLEASE NOTE: In the event that you do not receive a phone call before 5:45 a.m., and the weather seems inclement, be sure to utilize any of these other methods to verify the status of the school day. While SchoolMessenger is a very reliable system, no system is completely fail-safe, and so a variety of back-up measures are in place.

  • ONLINE: Details regarding any delay, closure or early dismissal will be posted to the district's home page.
  • E-MAIL and TEXT MESSAGE: You may register to the website to begin receiving e-alerts from the Methacton School District website - when school closings occur, you will receive an e-mail to the registered e-mail address, and a text message if you select that option. Individuals may create as many profiles as they like, in order to receive messages at multiple e-mail addresses.
  • RADIO AND TELEVISION: Tune to KYW Newsradio 1060 AM and listen for Methacton School District’s code number for snow and other emergency school closings, 316. You will also see this information listed online at and broadcast on the CBS 3 Eyewitness News school closing scroll. KYW/CBS 3 also offer a text message sign-up.
  • PHONE: Individuals may also call the district's newsline at 610-831-5331 to hear a recorded message updating the community on the status of the school day.

      In the event that schools are closed during regular daytime hours due to inclement weather, all evening events, activities and Community Education Program classes will also be canceled.


Two-Hour Delay School Arrival and Dismissal Times


Morning Kindergarten: 10:55 a.m. - 12:55 p.m.

Afternoon Kindergarten: 1:45-3:35 p.m.

Elementary Schools: 10:55 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.

       Speaking of dismissal........Parents and guardians: Are you changing your dismissal plans?  If so, please send in a note indicating any dismissal changes for your child/children. We understand that emergencies sometimes come up.  However, the notes help the office staff, our teachers, and most importantly your child/children know the dismissal plan. Written notes provide us with the documentation we need to ensure the safety for your child/children.   As always we thank you for your continued support and cooperation.   

      Parent Volunteers: There are many special school events and activities for our families to volunteer their time.  We truly appreciate the time and effort our families take to ensure that Arrowhead remains a wonderful elementary school.  As important, your adherence to the district’s volunteer procedures helps promote a safe learning environment for our students.  If you are looking to volunteer at Arrowhead or within the Methacton School District, the following link will provide you with all the information you will need to become a Methacton School District volunteer: volunteer requirements are designed to help ensure the safety and security of all our students.  If you have any questions about volunteering requirements, please call us at 610-489-5000 ext.44200.      


      In closing, I always appreciate your phone calls and conversations about your child’s academic progress as well community events and activities! One of the many reasons that we have a great school is the way our school community works together to form an educational partnership. When this partnership forms, I have never found an issue that could not be solved. I appreciate the work of students, parents, community members and staff in working together! As always, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.


      Once again, thank you for all that you continue to do as our community partners.  On behalf of Arrowhead, we wish you a safe, happy, and healthy 2017!





                                                                        Aaron Roberts