Students and Faculty
Because the largest proportion of faculty members and students live on the campus and can reasonably be expected to carry on normal routines in spite of bad weather, the School does not typically cancel classes when conditions are threatening.
At the same time, Lawrenceville recognizes that a significant segment of the School population may sometimes find it hazardous to travel to the campus. The safety of our students is most important. We ask day parents to use their best judgment in such circumstances. On these occasions, absences will not be charged against the student’s record. Students may, however, wish to contact a teacher via e-mail or check the Blackboard© online course system for assignments or other instructions.
Should weather cause the School to be closed or if there is a delayed opening, an announcement will be posted on the homepage of the School’s website under ANNOUNCEMENTS and on The Lawrenceville School Hotline. To access the hotline, dial 855-620-SNOW (7669).
Because The Lawrenceville School is a residential community, we operate on a seven-day schedule. That means teaching, housing, dining, and health and safety must continue as necessary every day of the week.
In a weather emergency, such as hurricanes, heavy snow, icing, flooding, or hazardous travel conditions, the School may announce a delayed arrival time or early dismissal for non-essential employees. In extreme weather conditions, the School may close for all but essential employees, boarding students and residential faculty.
The safety of our staff is most important. In all cases when there are emergencies, staff should use their best judgment to determine their own safety when traveling to and from work.
Information regarding changes to work hours due to extreme weather conditions is provided by the Lawrenceville Hotline and on the homepage of our website under ANNOUNCEMENTS. To access the hotline, dial 855-620-SNOW (7669).
Note: If you are unable to access the website or the hotline, due to a power outage at the School, please visit our emergency website at www.lawrenceville-emergency.org or visit our Facebook page (The Lawrenceville School) and/or Twitter feed (@Lville_School).
Full Staff Inclement Weather Emergency Policy