Inclement Weather Policy & Extended Day Make-up Schedule
For both Thursday and Friday classes, we will make an in-house determination by 6 am as to whether to hold classes. Families and teachers will receive a text when classes are canceled. Cancellations will also be listed on the website as soon as possible. Classes will not be canceled as a result of low attendance.
Every effort will be made to make up class days missed on Thursdays due to inclement weather prior to March 1st. Our aim is to provide the maximum allowable academic class time before spring activities make extended days difficult, and, because it is necessary that our Upper School classes meet for sufficient hours each school year to build classical skills, we have a strategy for making up missed classes. Any cancelled day of classes which occurs on a Thursday prior to March 1 st will be made up using a variable approach including an extended schedule and will be in effect for three consecutive Thursdays, as well it could impact Roman Culture. The timing of the missed day results in a lot of variables that would determine which strategy we use. The revised schedule will be posted on the website and listed in the very important “All School Weekly” announcements. The extended school day is the result of many years of trying a number of configurations to make up the work.
The Friday schedule has more flexibility and so Friday teachers will contact families directly to apprise families of the adjustments to be made to each class when Fridays are cancelled.
When classes are canceled, parents should check their email and expect to hear from teachers the same day with assignments for the week.
In the event of cancellation of classes while Classical Cottage School classes are already in session (such as inclement weather, but not limited to this), all students and teachers must leave the premises without delay so that Bethel Lutheran Church personnel may shut down the facilities in a timely manner. Any groups approved to meet after school will need to cancel for that day. Parents who are not on site will be called, so a valid emergency contact number must be indicated on the Sign-Out Sheet next to the name of the supervising adult every time a parent leaves the premises.
We Meet at: Bethel Lutheran Church 2077 N Frederick Pike Winchester, VA 22603
Mailing Address: Classical Cottage School, Inc. POB 1204 Berryville, VA 22611