Emergency Procedures: Inclement Weather

When adverse weather conditions lead to a delayed opening and/or cancellation of classes and office hours at Platt College, information will be provided through the College's Emergency Notification System referred to as Rave.  Notifications are automatically sent to all Platt College email accounts and to student and employees cell phones via text messages (provided the individual has opted in to receive mobile messages).  Additionally, inclement weather closures and delays are broadcast via the College's website and social media feeds. Commercial broadcast outlets will also be used in the case of a delay or cancellation of all College operations. For more information about the College's policy and procedure regarding inclement weather, review Policy 06:06:00 Inclement Weather.

College Closed

When the College announces that it is closed, all day and evening classes are cancelled   and administrative offices are closed. This decision is generally made between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., and notifications are posted and/or sent immediately thereafter. This applies to weekday and weekend classes.  However, this does not apply to clinical placements. 

Day Classes

When the College announces that day classes are cancelled, all classes that start between 7:30 a.m. and 4:59 p.m. are cancelled, and administrative offices are closed as well. The decision is generally made between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., and notifications are posted and.or sent immediately thereafter. This applies to weekday and weekend classes.

Evening Classes

When the College announces that evening classes are cancelled, all classes that start at 5:00 p.m. or later are cancelled, and administrative offices are closed as well. The decision is generally made between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and notifications are posted and/or sent immediately thereafter. This applies to weekday and weekend classes.

Delayed Openings

When the College announces it is opening late, classes scheduled to begin before the delayed opening time will not meet.

Services Available

When the College is open, it is assumed that all scheduled services are available. For example, if the College cancels day classes but decides to open for evening classes, all offices and services normally available in the evening are to be made available.

Notifying Classes in Progress

If the College must close after day or evening classes already have begun, Platt College personnel will notify faculty, staff, and students in the building.

Closure notifications will be posted and/or sent via the Platt College website, College email, text (if applicable to the individual), and the College's social media sites. 

Clinical Placement

Inclement weather that causes the College to close will not necessarily cancel clinicals.  Students assigned to a clinical on an inclement weather day will be contacted by the Clinical Placement Coordinator and/or the individual clinical faculty member. If clinical time is missed due to inclement weather, the clinical hours will be rescheduled by the Clinical Placement Coordinator in collaboration with the clinical agencies. Traveling in inclement weather is the student's decision. If a student chooses not to attend a clinical day due to inclement weather, the clinical instructor and the Clinical Placement Coordinator must be notified and the clinical absence must be made up.

Clinical faculty reserve the right to determine early release from clinical sites due to late incoming inclement weather in coordination with the Clinical Placement Coordinator.

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