Weather Alert

On-campus classes, work, activities canceled at Penn State Schuylkill Nov. 15, 2022, beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Only employees who perform essential services should report before Nov. 16 at 7 a.m.

Nov. 15, 2022 — Forecasted snow and icy conditions have caused Penn State Schuylkill to cancel on-campus classes, work, and other in-person activities from 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, until 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. 

Classes

Based on a course’s mode of delivery, the following actions apply:

  • In-person: In-person classes scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. or later on Tuesday, Nov. 15, are canceled. In-person classes scheduled to begin before 3:00 p.m. must dismiss at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Instructors may offer content asynchronously (such as recording a lecture for students to watch at another time or asking students to complete a reading or other self-directed learning activity). The class may not meet remote synchronously except for when extenuating circumstances exist (see University Faculty Senate policy 45-00).
  • Hybrid: Hybrid classes scheduled to meet in-person and beginning at 3:00 p.m. or later on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, will not be held; however, content may be offered asynchronously. Instructors should communicate directly with their students regarding plans for their classes during the impacted period.
  • Web: Classes will continue to be offered as planned with no changes. 

On-campus, in-person activities

Any in-person activities scheduled between 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, and 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, are canceled. Activities beginning at or after 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, will be held as originally scheduled. 

Employees

Employees who perform “essential” services: Employees who are required to report to campus for work and have been previously identified as performing duties essential to maintaining operations should report to campus as directed. During such events, employees who are required to report to campus for work are eligible for Campus Closure Compensatory Time, subject to guideline provisions. Employees should clarify their status as essential or nonessential with their supervisor before inclement weather strikes.

All other employees at Schuylkill should not report to work until the resumption of normal campus operations and are eligible for Campus Closure Pay per university policy. Employees should review the “official closedowns” section of the University’s Handling Weather Day Absences policy (Human Resources Guideline 10) for specific information on how time missed for weather situations is handled.

  • Those who are currently on campus are dismissed at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15. These employees will be eligible for Campus Closure Pay for the portion of their shift after 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, subject to guideline requirements. 
  • Those scheduled to begin work before 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, and end after 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, should report at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, to complete a partial day. These employees will be eligible for Campus Closure Pay for the portion of their shift prior to 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, subject to guideline requirements.
  • Those whose work hours are scheduled to begin and end between 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, and 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, should not report. These employees will be eligible for Campus Closure Pay, subject to guideline requirements.
  • Those scheduled to report at or after 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, should report as regularly scheduled. 

 Employees who have questions about a campus closure should contact their unit’s Human Resources consultant. 

Additional weather info, ongoing updates

The decision to cancel on-campus work and other activities at Penn State Schuylkill was determined to be in the best safety interest of the campus community. University officials are continuing to monitor conditions and will provide updates as necessary. The most up-to-date information will be shared via Penn State's PSUAlert systemand the campus social media channels.

All employees and students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own safety. Faculty, staff and students should use their own best judgment when considering traveling to campus or the need to leave early during times of inclement weather. Faculty and staff should review Handling Weather Day Absences (Human Resources Guideline 10) for specific information on how time missed for weather situations is handled.

Faculty and staff who have any questions about how these policies apply to them should consult with their supervisor or their unit human resources consultant.