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Important Information for Kindergarten Families for Half Days & Emergency Closures

Halloween – and the first half-day of school for Lower Merion School District kindergarten students – are quickly approaching. LMSD, Montgomery Early Learning Center (MELC) and Right At School (RAS) have been working together to ensure that your child experiences smooth transitions and safe and appropriate care on October 31, 2018, and on the other half-days on the calendar.

For the remainder of the school year, the half-days, when there is no PM kindergarten, are:

  • October 31, 2018
  • November 21, 2018
  • January 18, 2019
  • February 14, 2019
  • May 24, 2019

At the same time, our working group has been preparing for other potential schedule changes, such as weather-related emergency late openings (when there will be no AM kindergarten) and emergency early dismissals, which may happen as we advance into the Winter months.

There are many variables that will affect where your child will be and how they will get there during these scenarios. These include whether they attend AM or PM kindergarten and whether they attend Right At School or MELC or both.

Please check these charts, which we hope will make it easier to find the scenario that will affect your kindergarten child(ren). At the top of each page, you'll find 1) whether it's for AM or PM students and 2) what the scenario is.

Once you've found the appropriate page, look down the left-hand column and select which of the provider options your child fits into (MELC, RAS or both). Then simply look along that row to see where you child will be at which time and the corresponding transportation information.

Click here to view a PDF version detailing Kindergarten Transportation Scenarios for Half Days & Emergency Closures. For individual AM/PM scenarios, click on the links below.

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