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Winter Recess and Winter Weather School Closure Information

Winter Recess

We would like to remind you that during the cold winter months the students will continue to go outside for recess if the temperature is above 28 degrees (factoring in the wind chill). Remember to send warm coats, snow pants, boots, gloves and hats so they can enjoy the fresh air!  As long as students are wearing boots and gloves, they will be allowed to play on the playground.

Helpful Hint - Make sure all items have your child's name in them!


Weather Related or Emergency Closing Procedure

Boots and Shovel Winter Recess and Related Closings

Montessori Regional Charter School services the 14 surrounding districts and we coordinate with transportation services from 9 of those districts.

On any given day, the weather can vary widely across those districts. As the only public regional charter school in the area, MRCS must always make our own decision regarding weather related closings.

We will not automatically follow either the School District of the City of Erie or the Millcreek Township School District.

Please be sure that your contact numbers are current. School closings will be communicated through our telephone broadcast system and on the following TV stations, listed as Montessori Regional Charter School.
  • Channel 12 WICU
  • Channel 24 WJET
  • Channel 35 WSEE
  • Channel 54 WQLN
  • Channel 66 FOX

When the temperature (with wind chill) is less than – 15
°, we will place the school on a 2 hour delay.
    • This means that buses – including MRCS students that live in the city of Erie - will pick up students 2 hours later than normal at the regular stops.
    • Our regular carpool hours will be 2 hours later:
      • Upper Elementary Campus             9:45 am – 10:10 am
      • Lower Elementary Campus            10:00 am – 10:25 am
    • Lunch, after school activities and after school care will remain on the regular schedule.

During inclement weather please begin checking closings and delays after 5:15 am.

    • Closing/delay decisions will likely be announced in the morning. Please be sure that your contact numbers are up to date to receive Broadcast calls or check your local TV stations.


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