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.
Since it is necessary that our Upper School classes meet for sufficient hours each school year in order to build classical skills and/or cover certain content, we have a strategy for making up cancelled classes. Every effort will be made to make up Thursday class days missed due to inclement weather after the 1st missed day. Distance learning will be the main approach and solution for handling a snow day or other necessary school day cancellation on the second and subsequent missed days.
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