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Inclement Weather

Please know that the safety of Episcopal Day School children is the primary objective of Please know that the safety of Episcopal Day School children is the primary objective of our inclement weather policy. When the local area experiences severe or unusual weather conditions, please refer to one or more media for information regarding school’s status. We will make every effort to notify you by email, text message*, the EDS website, Facebook, and Twitter. We may also activate the Remind.com texting system if necessary. Additionally, information will be sent to STAR 102.5 FM, and WRAL-TV Channel 5 concerning EDS’ school closings and delays. When realistic, we will make this decision by 10:00pm. Ordinarily, you will find our status as either Closed, Delayed, or Closing Early. If the status is Delayed, the time of the delay will be specified. A delay will be either 1 hour or 2 hours. Please be aware that EDS will make a decision about closing and delays independent of the Moore County Schools and other nonpublic schools. We may be open or delayed when other schools are closed.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, IF EDS IS OPEN, AND YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE TRANSPORTING YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL, EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL WILL RESPECT YOUR DECISION TO REMAIN AT HOME. IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS, PARENTS SHOULD MAKE THE FINAL DECISION REGARDING THE SAFETY OF TRANSPORTING THEIR CHILDREN.

If weather conditions worsen during a school day, you have the prerogative of picking up your child at any time. Please call us ahead of time to let us know you are on the way to school. Depending upon conditions and continuing weather reports, the school may call and ask you to pick up your child early, but we will try to avoid this circumstance if at all possible. We realize that an early dismissal creates a difficult circumstance for working parents. The availability of the aftercare program, or its hours, will also depend on the nature of the weather conditions. Please consult the website, or other media noted in this policy, rather than calling the school office. Again, we will use a variety of media to communicate this information if necessary.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

*to sign up for text message alerts, simply text @msupdat to 81010, or click on the following link:  https://www.remind.com/join/msupdat