Hampstead Academy may occasionally be delayed or closed due to inclement weather such as flooding, snow, and ice or by school conditions such as lack of electricity or water.
Making the Decision to Delay or Cancel School
When inclement weather is predicted, the administration will closely monitor neighboring districts regarding the decision to delay or cancel school. Factors for consideration in cancelling include flooding and snow, the condition of major roads and bridges, and weather predictions for the school hours.
Notification Process for Delay or Cancellation
Under most circumstances, a decision to delay or cancel school due to bad weather is made by 6:15 a.m. If enough information is available administrators may make a decision the night before and parents will be notified before 10 p.m.
If school is delayed or closed, the announcement will first be posted on the Hampstead Academy homepage and emergency update page. Information will also be posted on the HA Facebook and Twitter accounts. Finally, parents will be notified by email through the Web2School notification system. It is important that parents keep their contact phone number current in if they want to receive notifications.
If the decision is made for school to be open, there is a possibility that the school may have to release students early to ensure their safe transport home. If this decision is made, parents will be notified by email, the school website and social media accounts, and by text.
Parents are encouraged not to call the school offices since no employees are answering the phones late at night or early in the morning.
The HA website, Facebook, and Twitter are the quickest sources of information for a school closing. If school is not delayed or cancelled for the day, no announcements will be made and students should report at the normal time.