If conditions warrant school cancellations, PTS will endeavor to notify the media prior to 6:00 a.m.
School Delay Policy
If a school delay is announced, the delay will be for ALL Portage Township Schools, K-12, and the length of the declared delay will be for two (2) hours. There will be NO AM Kindergarten classes for S.E.L.F school. When a two (2) hour delay is announced, the school starting times will be as follows:
Elementary Schools - 10:55 a.m.
Portage High School - 9:30 a.m.
Fegely Middle School - 10:00 a.m.
Willowcreek Middle School - 9:30 a.m.
Bus timeswill be approximately two hours later than regular times (i.e. if yourbus pick-up is normally 6:55 a.m., the adjusted time would be 8:55 a.m.)
Parochial school pick-up times will follow Portage High School or Willowcreek Middle School schedule.
If a delay is declared and conditions do not improve, a school cancellation notice will be announced.
(When School is in Session)
Shouldan early dismissal be necessary due to weather conditions or othersafety-related concerns, every effort will be made to announce thedismissal least one and one-half (1/1/2) hours prior to the actualdismissal times. If all schools are dismissed, the secondary schoolswill be dismissed prior to dismissing elementary schools. Anotification to this effect will be issued to the media and will also beposted on this website.
When schools are closed, all extra-curricular activities will be cancelled.
It is crucial that each family develop a "Plan of Action" for their children to follow in the event school dismisses early. Waiting for the emergency is too late and may cause much anxiety.
The State of Indiana mandates that in many situations a scheduled school day that is cancelled must be made-up. In the event a make-up day is necessary, parents will be informed.