In order to prepare for the potential school closings due to weather we ask you to please note that our school’s weather policy has changed regarding closings due to inclement weather.
In cases of inclement weather, SHCS will NOT follow Knox County.
Please review the following policy which can be found on page 12 of the Parent-Student Handbook:
The Diocese of Knoxville Catholic Schools will not necessarily follow the public schools early release or closures due to inclement weather, but will consider it carefully. Sacred Heart Cathedral School will communicate with the other Catholic schools in their area and with the superintendent before posting their announcement. SHCS will contact our families via email and/or text alerts. The proper TV stations will be notified.
Any changes to our regular school hours will be listed on WATE-TV-Channel 6, WBIR-TV-Channel 10, WVLT-TV-Channel 8, SHCS website, SHCS Facebook, and SHCS Twitter. Please look specifically for Sacred Heart Cathedral School to be listed.
The SHCS Young Folks Program and SHC Preschool will follow Sacred Heart Cathedral School’s early release or closures.
- If inclement weather begins during the school day, we will announce any dismissal or closings via email and/or text alerts. Please do not call the school. Parents are encouraged to use their own judgment concerning the pick-up of their children.
- Delayed Opening: Sacred Heart Cathedral School will open at 8:55 a.m. when we have a one hour delayed opening, and 9:55 a.m. when we have a two hour delayed opening. For supervision before that time, Young Folks will open at 8:00 a.m. when we have a one hour delayed opening, and 9:00 a.m. when we have a two hour delayed opening (there is a charge for this service).
Remember that driving 5 mph in low gear on snow days will help you travel safely on our campus.
Please always determine the safety of your own travel. Do not bring your child to school if your own neighborhood or driveway makes it unsafe. Please contact the school office if you have made this determination. Students whose parents have determined it was unsafe for them to attend because of weather will be allowed to make up any work or test.
We hope to minimize the impact of weather on our school calendar while always ensuring the safety of our entire Sacred Heart Cathedral School community.