ROYERSFORD PA – All Spring-Ford Area School District schools, as well as Pope John Paul II High School in Royersford, will close Monday (Oct. 29) as a result of Hurricane Sandy’s impact, officials from the respective institutions said.
Spring-Ford’s announcement was made on the district website. It did not address any potential closure Tuesday. However, the district also reported its Skyward parent access and notification system “will be shut down to avoid complications from the impending storm.” The website will also publish a notice when Skyward access is restored, it said.
The Pope John Paul II closure is part of a system-wide shutdown of Archdiocese of Philadelphia high schools and parish elementary schools across the region.
- Similarly, St. Aloysius Elementary School in Pottstown, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta School in Limerick, and Holy Cross Elementary School in Collegeville also all are closed Monday.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Sunday (Oct. 28) issued a press release announcing its Philadelphia schools would be closed both Monday and Tuesday (Oct. 30). A status update on the Facebook page of Pope John Paul II said no decision has yet been made regarding its re-opening Tuesday.
The decision regarding the archdiocese’s Philadelphia schools on Tuesday was made Sunday “because of the severity of the storm,” its announcement said. “The Office of Catholic Education wants to give parents as much notice as possible and recognizes that with the arrival of the storm many families may be without power and not have access to TV, radio or internet on Monday.”
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