Deer Lakes

School District

Inclement Weather Information

School Closings and Delays Board
If we have a weather-related delay, dismissal, or cancellation, we will try to make the decision and call as early as possible to allow you maximum time to make alternate plans for your child.

Please inform the main office at your child's school when your email, home/cell phone number or address changes so we have up-to-date contact information. This is extremely important in case of emergencies and weather notifications.

Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more. To see how you can participate in this free service, Click Here


Inclement weather notifications will be available in multiple ways, including:

Deer Lakes School District Emergency Notification System
Includes phone calls, texts and e-mails

Deer Lakes School District Mobile App 
Free; Available on Apple iTunes and Google Play (Search Deer Lakes School District)
Deer Lakes School District Website
Deer Lakes School District Facebook Page
Deer Lakes School District Twitter Feed 
Local Media


19 East Union Road
Cheswick, PA 15024
Phone: 724.265.5300 Ext. 1254

Christine A. Girty
Secretary, Transportation
Email: [email protected]

Director, Transportation

W.L. Roenigk, Contracted Transportation Services
Phone:  724.226.1141


If there is a 2-hour delay due to inclement weather, Deer Lakes School District will operate on the following schedule: 

Curtisville Primary Center
School starts at 11 a.m.

E. Union Intermediate Cntr. 
School starts at 11 a.m. 

Deer Lakes Middle School
School starts at 9:45 a.m.

Deer Lakes High School
School starts at 9:45 a.m. 
*Note: AW Beattie CC students are not bussed to that school on days in which Deer Lakes calls for a 2-hour delay.
High School 2 Hour Delay Schedules

A modified breakfast is served during 2-hour delays. 

If you take a bus to school, your bus will arrive to your regular stop two hours after your normal bus time. For example, if your bus pick-up time is typically 7:30 a.m., your bus would arrive around 9:30 a.m. during a 2-hour delay.
This document provides a brief overview of the criteria that governs Deer Lakes' decision to close or delay school on a given day. It also outlines some of the school district's procedures during inclement weather.