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Winter Recess and Winter Weather School Closure Information
Snowman

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 with the wind chill (“feels like”).  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 on the playground. 

**Please make sure all items are labeled with your child’s name!

Parent discretion: Parents may use their discretion in deciding whether to send their child to school. If parents do elect to keep their students out of school regarding weather, a written note must be provided the following day. This will be considered an excused absence, but will not count toward a student's 10 parent excused days.  

Weather Related or Emergency Closing Procedure:

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.

When there is a SNOW DAY CLOSING:

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

School closings will be communicated through ParentSquare and on the following TV stations, listed as Montessori Regional Charter School.  During inclement weather, please begin checking closings and delays after 5:15am.

  • Channel WICU 12
  • Channel WJET 24
  • Channel WSEE 35
  • Channel WQLN 54
  • Channel FOX 66

When there is a SNOW 2-HOUR DELAY:

  • We coordinate with other district transportation departments in this instance.
  • This means that buses, including MRCS students that live in the city of Erie – will pick up students 2 hours later than normal at their regular stops.
  • Our regular carpool hours will be 2 hours later:
    • Upper Elementary 9:45 – 10:10am
    • Lower Elementary 10:00 – 10:25am
    • Lunch, after school activities and after school care will remain on the regular schedule

When there is a COLD WEATHER 2-HOUR DELAY:

When the temperature (with wind chill) is less than -15 degrees, we will place the school on a 2-hour delay.

IMPORTANT:  During 2-hour delays, the schools will be fully staffed and open at 7:30am (Upper) and 7:30am (Lower).  Families may drop off their students any time after the above listed times for child care from the opening of school to the delayed start time at 10:15am (Upper) or 10:30am (Lower).  If you plan on dropping off your child before the delayed school day begins, you must enter through the front doors and sign your child in at both campuses. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED AT NO CHARGE.


  • This means that buses, including MRCS students that live in the city of Erie – will pick up students 2 hours later than normal at their regular stops.
  • Our regular carpool hours will be 2 hours later:
    • Upper Elementary 9:45 – 10:10am
    • Lower Elementary 10:00 – 10:25am
    • Lunch, after school activities and after school care will remain on the regular schedule
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at office@mrcserie.org.

Children playing in the snow.