LRHSD Emergency Notification Methods
The goal of the Lenape Regional High School District is to provide timely and accurate communication during school emergencies. Numerous agencies at the local, county, and state levels collaborate during these situations to ensure the safety of our students and staff and to provide information as quickly as possible to families and the community.
In the event of an incident, timely and accurate communication with parents and guardians is essential. Students and parents are asked to avoid calling the school since all phones will be in use carrying out emergency closing procedures.
1. Notification System• Phone Message
• SMS Text Message*
The Notification System operates by using the contact information we have on file for you. If you did not receive the test alert, or if your contact information changes at any time, please contact your child's counselor to revise your information. For more information about the notification system test please reference the Security Drill Parent Letter.
*Please note: Please be sure to check with your carrier; LRHSD does not pay for message and data chares that may be incurred by you for sending or receiving the text messages.2. District and School WebsitesEmergency closing information will be posted on the district homepage and each high school’s homepage.
The Lenape District has the capacity to broadcast, by remote control, weather or emergency related school closing information over Lenape District Television (LDTV) on Comcast channel 19 and Verizon channel 21. Weather related closing information will also be broadcast on several Philadelphia area television and radio stations including 6ABC, NBC10 and KYW-1060AM. The Lenape District emergency school closing number is 654.
Emergency closing information will be tweeted using the @LRHSDstatus Twitter handle. Follow @LRHSDstatus to receive updates via Twitter.
12-1-20 Let It Snow! (this 20-21 school year)
Dear LRHSD Community,
This school year continues to be filled with changes as we all do our best to navigate the educational landscape during these unusual times. With every decision we make we put LRHSD students and staff first, and this change is no different.
During this school year, we say, “Let it snow!”
We are excited to take advantage of new flexibility, for the current school year only, afforded to us by the NJ Department of Education. In the event of inclement weather, which in the past would have resulted in a delayed opening, early dismissal, or closing of school entirely, this year, LRHSD schools will move to a single-session virtual school day.
In addition to our teachers and students being prepared for a virtual school day, being able to continue instruction during what previously would have been a “snow day” has many other benefits. First and foremost, our students and staff will be safe at home - not trying to navigate the roads, which can quickly become less than optimal conditions. This virtual day will also eliminate the need to add additional days of instruction at the end of June, allowing for graduation and the start of summer vacation to remain as scheduled. Finally, single-session days end at 11:55 am, which inherently provides time in the afternoon for fun activities or relaxation.
During weather-related virtual days, schools will follow the regularly scheduled day number for that date as indicated in the A/B Hybrid Rotating Schedule. Like a scheduled remote day, students will be required to sign-in to Genesis for attendance by 8:45am. The next in-person day following the snow day(s), we continue with the A/B Hybrid Rotating Schedule (for example, snow day on Day 2A, and the following in-person day is Day 2B).
Parents, please contact your school principal with any general questions, or contact your child’s school counselor with more specific, individual inquiries.
Carol L. Birnbohm, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Lenape Regional High School District