Parent Information About School Procedures

Elizabeth Lee Black School

School Snow Day Update

The Elizabeth Lee Black School has updated its policy regarding snow days. Whenever the Erie School District moves to flexible instruction due to inclement weather, the Elizabeth Lee Black School would close.  In response to this closure, a snow make up day will be offered at the end of the school year. This policy will be in effect for the Pre-K Counts Erie program as well. When the Elizabeth Lee Black School closes for a snow day and the Barber National Institute remains open, Happy Hearts will experience a two-hour delay. General McLane, Emerson Gridley, and Corry programs would follow guidelines through their districts.

If the Elizabeth Lee Black School is open but a family resides in a surrounding district that closes for a snow day, their district will not be providing transportation.

If families have any questions, they are encouraged to call the school office at 814-878-4052.

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Elizabeth Lee Black School

 If the school is closed: 

  • Students, teachers, assistants will not report
  • All twelve-month employees will report
  • Happy Hearts Childcare will be open (only closes when entire Institute closes)
  • All Institute activities will be canceled the day of the closing.
  • Days missed due to inclement weather will be rescheduled and you will be sent an updated calendar.
  • Parents are advised to use discretion in sending children to school if they think weather conditions necessitate it. In such cases, absences will be excused absences.
  • The school will not be dismissed early due to inclement weather except in the case of a declared city-wide emergency.
  • If schools are dismissed early due to emergency conditions, all employees will remain at work to assist children.
  • Whenever the Erie School District is closed, the Elizabeth Lee Black School will also be closed.

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Please refer to the Health and Safety Plan for guidance on COVID.

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