While every effort will be made to keep our college open, on occasion it may be necessary to delay opening or close because of inclement weather. Information regarding the status of opening will be relayed to area television and radio stations, recorded on the switchboard telephone line (276) 638-8777, posted on our website homepage, placed on PHTV Channel 20, and communicated to registered PHCC Alert users. In the case of confusing announcements, the switchboard telephone line, PHCC Alert, our website, or the college cable television channel Cable 20-PHTV will have the most up-to-date information.
Inclement Weather/Delayed Class Schedule in Effect:
Classes will operate as regularly scheduled regardless of the time the college opens.
For example, if classes begin at 10:00 a.m. because of a 2-hour delay, you will attend your classes as scheduled from 10:00a.m. forward. Any classes missed due to a delay in opening will be given an assignment through the college BlackBoard system. You will no longer attend classes that were scheduled before the college opens. Your instructor will provide you with information regarding assignments during any missed class time.
One question that arises is what would you do if you have a class that begins at 9:30 a.m. and finishes at 10:45 a.m., as an example of a class that begins before the college opens, but ends afterwards. If there is a 2-hour delay in opening the college, you should attend your class beginning at 10:00 a.m., which provides you with 45 minutes of instruction. The general rule is for classes that have 30 or more minutes remaining in their scheduled time, you should attend that class when the college opens. Another example of this is: if your class is scheduled to meet from 9:00 a.m. until 11:50 a.m., you will begin the class at 10:00 a.m. and end at the regularly scheduled time if there is a 2-hour delay in opening. Any questions regarding how this change in policy affects your particular class should be directed to the instructor of your class.
Off-Campus Students: Classes at the Franklin Center and the Patrick County Site will follow the same inclement weather schedule as the main PHCC campus in Martinsville, unless otherwise announced.
The delayed schedule will be in effect upon authorized release to PHCC Alert, local radio and television stations and the PHCC website.
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