Over the course of the school year, and particularly during the winter months, it may be necessary to close our schools. In the event that this should occur, we would like to offer the following guidelines:
In addition to a district mass call notification system, all announcements of school closings will also be made over the following radio or television stations, on our website and social media:
- KYW-TV Channel 3, Philadelphia
- WPVI-TV Channel 6, Philadelphia
- WGAL-TV Channel 8, Lancaster
- WCAU-TV Channel 10, Philadelphia
- WXTF-TV Channel 29, Philadelphia
- WSTW-FM 93.7 , Wilmington
- WDAC-FM 94.5, Lancaster
- WDEL-AM 1150, Wilmington
- KYW-AM 1060, Philadelphia (school code 858)
- Armstrong Cable TV Channel 68
- OASD Facebook
- OASD Twitter
PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICES UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. UNNECESSARY CALLS TIE UP OUR TELEPHONE LINES AND STAFF AT A CRITICAL TIME WHEN IMPORTANT CALLS MUST BE MADE.
Late openings will also be announced over the radio or television stations listed above, our notification system, website and social media. Late openings will be two hours late. Buses will arrive two hours later than their normal arrival time. PLEASE DO NOT CALL DISTRICT OFFICES UNLESS IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.
Should it become necessary to close schools and dismiss students early, announcements will be made through our mass notificationsystem, over the radio and television stations listed above, our website and social media. PARENTS ARE AGAIN ASKED NOT TO CALL DISTRICT OFFICES. Parents are also asked to refrain from driving into the district to pick up students unless absolutely necessary. The additional traffic can cause problems for buses attempting to complete their rounds under very trying conditions.
Unless otherwise indicated, extracurricular activities will be canceled on days when schools are closed or if schools are closed early.