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Upcoming Events
New AHS Principal Survey The Abington Public Schools will be hiring a new principal for Abington High School for the 2020-2021 school year. It is critical to get the right person for this important position.  Please click here for the complete notice regarding a new AHS principal...
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The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Abington School Committee will be Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM at the Abington High/Middle School library.
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Message from the Superintendent

Dear Abington Community,

I do love the snow.  However, it closes schools, delays openings and maybe even causes early dismissals. Although our students are better served by being in school, our top priority is their safety.  I know the decision to open or close schools in bad weather has a major impact on families.  If it is absolutely clear we are going to be the snow jackpot, as the media calls it, schools can be cancelled the night before.  If there is a chance we might be able to have school the next day, the final decision has to wait until the morning.  As much as I hate waiting, it is the most responsible way to make the decision. 

The decision to open or close the schools in bad weather based on any available information.

  • Status of road conditions from the Abington Department of Public Works and Police Department. Careful consideration to the most dangerous roads in the district. Even if your street looks clear, travel elsewhere in the district may be dangerous. In addition, we must consider that many high school students drive to school.
  • Amount of snow and ice accumulated.
  • Whether precipitation is continuing.
  • Building conditions (such as whether we have electricity and heat).
  • Driveway and parking lot conditions.  The ability of the Abington Department of Public Works to clear school driveways and parking lots and maintenance and custodial staff members to clear and treat school sidewalks and doorways during storms.
  • Weather predictions. We prefer to not make our decision based on weather predictions, which are not always accurate. However, sometimes this is unavoidable.
  • What other school districts are doing. We also share information with other local districts and check whether they are opening or closing.  However, these conditions can vary greatly depending on the town even if they are our next door neighbor.

I am responsible for the final decision, based on the above factors and recommendations.

I will use Twitter @AbingtonSupt and an automated phone call system.  Please be sure that your telephone contact information, submitted to your child's school, is correct.  All local media outlets are also notified and publish the information. 

Please click here for the complete snow letter....