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School Delay and Closing Policy

By November 27, 2018 No Comments

We recognize the important service that we provide our families and we will make every effort to stay open during adverse weather conditions. We will cancel school per our own needs.

The following criteria will be used in deciding to close the ELC for adverse weather:
– Local (PHM) school districts are closed
– A weather emergency is in effect for St. Joseph County
– Staff cannot be present to provide appropriate staff ratios per state licensing

Please use one of the following resources to confirm school closings:
– ELC Facebook page
– gcclearningcenter.com
– Local news station WSBT or WNDU

Text messaging-IF you are signed up. If you are not receiving ELC text messages and would like to, please respond to this email with your cell phone carrier and cell phone number.

In order to serve our families well, the ELC WILL NOT DELAY school. When school closes due to unforeseen circumstances, monthly tuition rates will continue according to the established payment plan.

Outdoor play is an important part of each day at the ELC! Children play outside each morning and afternoon. Please plan on your child playing outside every day, unless it is actively storming or the wind chill is below 25°F. Children must bring appropriate clothing for outdoor play every day-this includes snow pants, a weather appropriate coat, snow boots, gloves and hats (please label all items).