• Notification Information - School Closings, Delays, Early Dismissals

    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 the PowerSchool student information system. Please check that your contact information is correct within the Parent Portal, and contact your building secretary to update it if necessary.
    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.
    • SOCIAL MEDIA: Details on the status of the school day will be posted to the district's Facebook page and Twitter feed.
    • TELEVISION: Information related to the status of Methacton's school day will be listed online and broadcast on CBS 3 Eyewitness NewsWPVI Channel 6 Action News, and NBC 10 News school closing scrolls.  These stations often also offer a text message sign-up, more information can often be found on their websites. Our school closing number is 316.

    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.

    Regular School Arrival and Dismissal Times 

    • Methacton High School (Grades 9-12): 7:30 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.
    • Arcola Intermediate School (Grades 7-8):  8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  
    • Skyview Upper Elementary School (Grades 5-6)  8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Elementary Schools (Grades K-4):  9:05 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.

    2-Hour Delay Schedule – School Start Times and Schedule Modifications

    • MHS - 9:30 AM
    • Arcola/Skyview - 10:00 AM
    • Elementary Schools - 11:05 AM
    • North Montco Vo-Tech Students
      • Full-time NMTCC students are picked up at the high school main office at 9:40 AM.
      • Session I students are cancelled and are in study hall until 11:25 AM.
      • Session II students go to NMTCC at 12:00 PM, and are picked up at normal time.
    • Work Study Students:
      • AM Work Study is cancelled.
      • PM Work Study to assigned jobs and leave at normal time.
    • NON-Public & Parochial Schools will follow Methacton School District schedule
    • NO Before-Care offered by YMCA on days with a 2-hour delay.

    Early Dismissal Times and Schedule Modifications

    Target 10 AM Determination (Times may vary based on situation with 60 minutes between tiers.)

    • MHS (tier 1) – 11:00 AM
    • Arcola/Skyview (tier 2) – 12:00 PM
    • Elementary Schools (tier 3)- 1:00 PM
    • North Montco Vo-Tech Students
      • Full Time NMTCC students – Return to campus at 10:45 AM and dismiss with rest of student body.
      • Session I – Returns to campus at 10:20 AM and dismiss with rest of student body.
      • Session II – Cancelled.
    • Work Study Students:
      • AM will go home with all other MHS Students.
      • PM Work Study is cancelled.
    • NON-Public & Parochial Schools will follow Methacton School District Schedule.
    • YMCA Before and After School Care Program CLOSED: provides NO care on early dismissal days – YMCA communicates with their families directly. Students transported home at dismissal.
    • A separate message regarding after-school and evening activities will be communicated.

    Flexible Instructional Day or Remote Instructional Day

    If the Superintendent determines that a Flexible Instructional Day or, in extreme emergency circumstances, a Remote Instructional Day is appropriate in lieu of in-person instruction - the following adjustments are to be followed:

    FID and Remote Instructional Days