Severe Weather Procedures For Grades 6–12
(Drop-off and pick-up remain the same for students in PK2–Grade 5)
Please familiarize yourself with the following procedures used in severe weather conditions—close lightning, strong winds, massive rain downpours, etc. Westminster Academy will do its best to communicate with you about arrival and dismissal changes. These changes are for identified severe weather and/or flooding around campus.
- Please enter through the open gate at 22nd Avenue and use the car line drop-off along the north side of the school building. Signage will indicate this change.
- We realize that this may make students late for class. Therefore, tardies will not be given.
- Please enter through the open gate at 22nd Avenue and use the car line at 3:15 p.m.
- Student drivers will be dismissed when facilities indicate that crossing 56th Street to their cars is safe.
PK2 and PK3 students remain in the same designated areas regardless of the weather.
PK4 through grade 5 parents will proceed through the regular car line to the circular drive in front of the gymnasium. The children will be waiting in the gymnasium and escorted to your car. Please have your car tag displayed to expedite this process.
If the weather forecast includes poor weather during the day, please have your child prepared for it. Ponchos, umbrellas, and a change of shoes may be helpful. If severe weather presents an immediate threat to student and faculty safety (e.g., tornados, lightning, and high winds), students will be kept indoors until it is safe to dismiss. We understand that these procedures will take additional time. We appreciate your cooperation and patience, as your child’s safety is our utmost concern.
Students may park in the designated student spaces shown on the Parking, Drop-Off & Pick-Up Map above. Student drivers must operate their vehicles safely, maturely, and responsibly and comply with school and public traffic regulations, including but not limited to speed, noise, and courtesy. While the school will take precautions to safeguard vehicles, there is no assumption of liability by the school for any loss or damage which may occur while a vehicle is parked on campus.