Inclement Weather Procedures

As the seasons are changing and inclement weather will soon be approaching, please review all of our dismissal and communications procedures below.

Inclement Weather Notifications - Closings, Delays and Early Dismissals
If Lehigh Valley Academy closes, has a delayed start or dismisses early, we will post this information on Channel 69’s website, along with sending you a message (email, phone and/or text message). The message will come from LVA’s phone number (610) 866-9660.  It is very important that you keep your contact information up to date. We also post the information on LVA’s website at and on social media:


In case of an early dismissal,  PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL. We need to keep our phone lines open to allow the school districts to be able to communicate as to what time their busses will be coming to pick up the students.  We do our best to keep all LVA social media sites and the LVA website up to date with your transporting district’s dismissal time from the LVA campus. We would like to remind you to keep your home school district’s transportation phone number in your phone. 

Please also make sure that you and your child have a plan as to what to do in case of an early dismissal. 

Extended School Program (ESP) 
If you take advantage of the Extended School Program (ESP) for your elementary aged children, please note the following: ESP opens at 8:30am when LVA has a two hour delay. ESP closes two hours after LVA closes on early dismissal days. In cases of extreme inclement weather, ESP may close earlier.  In that case, the specific closing time would be communicated directly to ESP parents. 

Make-up Days
In order to have enough time for the move to the new building next summer, LVA approved a calendar with just 185 student days for the 2022-2023 school year. LVA’s calendar usually has 192 instructional days, giving us a lot of flexibility to allow for snow days. In order to meet the minimum instructional hours for the 2022-2023 school year, LVA can only accommodate a maximum of 2 snow days this year without having to make-up days. 

Therefore, if the school building is closed due to inclement weather this winter, students and staff will be required to complete their instruction at home. K-6 students will be asked to complete packets that will be sent home ahead of time. Students in grades 7 through 12 will be completing asynchronous assignments in Google Classroom. Students who turn-in their completed assignments will be marked present. Teachers will be available through email on those days, but will not be providing direct instruction. Principals will be communicating with the staff about specific expectations.

We will save the actual snow days for major snow storms with potential power outages. 

Home District Closed - LVA Open
In the case when your child’s home school district is closed and LVA is open, your child will not have bus transportation to and from school. If you choose not to drive your child to and from school on those days, your child’s absence will be excused.