Emergency Information


All emergency schedule changes and related information will be posted to the website. Changes to the district's regular schedule may occur due to weather conditions, the loss of utilities or other emergencies which require Mercer County Special Services Schools to be closed, opened late, or dismissed early.


Emergency Closing Information: 

When school must be closed due to inclement weather or other emergency conditions, an announcement will be made over the following radio/cable TV stations beginning at 6:00 A.M.


AM RadioFM Radio StationsCable TV StationTV Station

WBUD (1260 on the dial), WKXW (101.5 on the dial), HTV (channel 78), WPVI (Channel 6),

WHWH (1350 on the dial), WPST (94.5 on the dial), NBC (Channel 10)

WIMG (1300 on the dial)  Fox (Channel 5)

News 12 (Channel 12)

Please tune in, DO NOT CALL the radio stations / cable tv studio.



When the opening of school is delayed, the following schedule will be followed.

Two - Hour delay (announcement by 6:00 A.M.)


Mercer High School 10:00 A.M.

Joseph F. Cappello  11:00 A.M.

Mercer Elementary School 10:40 A.M.



When school must be closed AFTER STUDENTS HAVE ARRIVED FOR CLASS, the following schedules will be used whenever possible.

* Please expect delays!

Mercer High School 12:00 P.M.

Joseph F. Cappello  1:00 P.M.

Mercer Elementary School  12:40 P.M.


Emergency Preparedness

Comprehensive emergency response and evacuation plans have been developed for all situations that may occur in any of our schools. Absolutely critical to this plan is the cooperation of parents and community. The primary goal of these plans is to ensure the safety of all students.



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