On-campus classes, work, activities canceled at Penn State Schuylkill January 25, 2023, beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Only employees who perform essential services should report before Dec. 16 at 5:00 a.m.
Jan. 25, 2023 — Continuing snow and wintry conditions have caused Penn State Schuylkill to cancel on-campus classes, work, and other in-person activities from 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, until 5:00 a.m. Thursday, January 26.
Based on a course’s mode of delivery, the following actions apply:
- In-person: In-person classes scheduled from 2:30 p.m. January 25, 2023, through 5:00 a.m. January 26, 2023, are canceled. In-person classes scheduled to begin before 2:30 p.m. January 25, must dismiss at 2:30 p.m. 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 from 2:30 p.m. January 25, 2023, through 5:00 a.m. January 26, 2023, will not be held; however, content may be offered asynchronously. Instructors should communicate directly with their students regarding their 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 2:30 p.m. January 25, 2023, through 5:00 a.m. January 26, 2023, are canceled. Activities beginning at or after 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 26, will be held as originally scheduled.
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.
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 continue to monitor conditions and will provide updates as necessary. The most up-to-date information will be shared via Penn State's PSUAlert system and Twitter.
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.