Super Bowl LVII: School delays, closings in Philadelphia area
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Super Bowl Sunday is serious business. Add the Philadelphia Eagles into the mix and a Birds-crazed Delaware Valley could be seeing some call-outs Monday.
In preparation for a late night (and possible Eagles victory), some school districts in the region are already making plans for Monday.
Here is a list of Philadelphia-area school districts that have adjusted their Monday schedules.
School District of Philadelphia
Sources told CBS Philadelphia that Philadelphia School District will have a two-hour delay Monday morning after the Super Bowl.
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
The archdiocese says high schools, parochial elementary schools and schools of special education will open two hours late on Monday.
Wissahickon School District
The Montgomery County school district said it will start classes two hours later on Monday to accommodate students and staff.
Superintendent Jim Crisfield told CBS Philadelphia he made the decision after remembering what happened in 2018, the last time the Birds were in the Super Bowl.
"I tried with the NFL to get them to move it to Saturday and they just won't," Crisfield said. "So our students up and our staff are up late into the evening Sunday."
Upper Merion Area School District
Superintendent John Toleno said the district will operate on a two-hour delay on Monday.
Toleno told CBS Philadelphia that a lack of snow days factored into his decision.
"It's really about trying to give people a break in the morning," Toleno said, "but yet, OK now it's time to come to work and now it's time to come to school so let's make things happen, and let's still get a day in educationally because that's what's important to us at the end of the day. Besides the Eagles winning, of course."
MaST Charter Schools
The charter schools have elected to give students off on Monday, calling it a "wellness day."
Quakertown Community School District
The school district will operate on a two-hour delay. On its district calendar page, it simply has "Go Birds!!!"
Jenkintown School District
Jenkintown is opening two hours late on Monday as well.
"As a community, we are all very excited to celebrate the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at Super Bowl LVII. We recognize and value this time with family and friends and understand that this will be a late evening for our students. With that in mind, The School District of Jenkintown will have a 2-hour delayed opening on Monday, February 13, 2023. GO EAGLES!" Superintendent Jill Takacs wrote on the district's website.
Gloucester City School District
The superintendent said all schools will open two hours late on Monday.
Superintendent Sean Gorman told CBS Philadelphia "you might have to wait decades for this to happen again."
Gorman said it was a "natural decision" to have a two-hour delay Monday.
"There's a real, powerful sense of community," Gorman said. "This is a special time, let's try to support families of students and staff."
Washington Township School District
The Washington Township School District will also have a two-hour delayed opening on Monday. Lunch will be served.
Kid's Choice will be closed for the a.m. session but operate as usual for the p.m. session.
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