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Winter Weather Closing and Delays

The decision to open or close Orchard Park Academy, offer a two-hour delayed start, or resort to an early release in bad weather impacts each of our families and affects you enormously. The following information may help you to better understand the process used when making these types of decisions, which are decided in large part to Cleveland Metropolitan School District and Orchard Park Academy. 

The following is based upon a careful analysis of all relevant factors, such as:

  • Information on road conditions from transportation staff, local law enforcement and road crews (as warranted); we must give careful consideration to the most dangerous roads; they can be treacherous, even if your road or street looks clear.
  • Amount of accumulated snow and ice
  • Whether precipitation is expected to continue throughout the day
  • Temperature and wind chill (wind chills at or below -15°F to -20° during key walking and waiting-for-bus times are given special consideration)
  • Impact on the transportation fleet (school bus diesel fuel begins to gel at an ambient temperature of 0 degrees)
  • Weather predictions
  • Timing of storm
  • Building conditions (is there electricity and heat?)
  • Parking lot conditions
  • What other surrounding districts are doing as we use their bus fleet for our students.


TWO-HOUR DELAY: Orchard Park Academy's school-sponsored LatchKey programs are canceled if the school is canceled. If the school is on a two-hour delay, there will be no LatchKey in the morning. For the two-hour delay option, the school day starts two hours later than normal but ends at the regular time. Bus pick up times are adjusted accordingly. (Example: If your child is normally picked up at 7:15 a.m., the bus will arrive at 9:15 a.m. on a two-hour delay.)

NOTIFICATION: In addition to our All Call System, the school website, Facebook and our Constant Contact emails, closing notifications are announced on TV, radio and posted on many storm alert and school closing websites.

Local Professional Development Committee Meeting Dates

Local Professional Development Committee Meeting Dates

Meetings start at 4:00 PM and are conducted over a conference call for all K8 Schools in the Cambridge Education Group Consortium.

712-775-7031 Access Code 464172

  • August 1 - New Teacher PD: (CLE); 11 (CIN); 15 (CBUS/SFLD); 21 (AKR);
  • September 7
  • October 5
  • November 2
  • December 7
  • January 4
  • February 1
  • March 1
  • April 5
  • May 3
  • June 7
  • July 5
  • August 1

Additional meetings may be called as deemed necessary by the Chair of the Committee. Questions and comments should be directed to Maureen Businger, Chair of Cambridge LPDC, at maureen.businger@cambrudgegrp.org.

Board Meeting Notice

Please be advised that there will be a special meeting of the Liberty High School and Orchard Park Academy Board of Directors is scheduled for:
Friday, September 29, 2017
11:30 AM

And will be located at:
Panera Bread
6700 Rockside Road
Independence, Ohio 44131

The purpose of the meeting will be to approve the Career Advising Policy

Upcoming Enrollment Events!

K-8 enrollment events

Join us at one (or all) of our upcoming events and find out how we can offer a better education for your child!

Call us at 440.340.3202 or Enroll Online by clicking here

Bubbling with Excitement
Friday, July 28th        2:00 – 5:00 pm

Join us for a Bubble Bonanza with Dr. UR Awesome, the Guinness Book of World Records holder in two categories: blowing the largest indoor soap bubble and the largest outdoor soap bubble. He is a skilled bubbleologist, balloon twister, and master magician. His show is from 3–4 pm and we hope to see you there! Every enrollee will receive a special bubble wand!

Thanks For Popping In
Friday, August 4th    2:00 – 5:00 pm

Free popcorn for all who attend! Another opportunity to meet the staff, tour our school, and complete the enrollment process. Every enrollee will receive a special popcorn-related prize!

Board Meeting Notice

Please note that the Orchard Park Academy Board of Director's next meeting is scheduled for:
Monday, June 19, 2017
6:00 PM


And will be located at:
Cambridge Education Group
481 North Cleveland Massillon Road
Akron, Ohio 44333