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Weather Emergency Policy

The following steps will be taken in a weather related emergency.

  1. Dean Dorsey has the option of closing the entire school. If that occurs, email and radio announcements will be broadcast. No classes or clerkships will run for any student in Springfield.
  2. If Dean Dorsey does not close the entire school, Drs. Constance and Klamen have the option of closing the curriculum for the Year 2, 3, and/or 4 classes. Note that on occasion one class may be cancelled (Y2) while other classes (Y3 and 4) will not be. In the case of a cancellation, the years affected will be sent an email notifying them that classes are cancelled. For example, if the Y2 classes are cancelled, the Y2's will receive an email to that effect. Therefore, if a student does NOT receive an email from Drs. Constance and Klamen, the student should assume that the curriculum has NOT been cancelled.
  3. If the school and the curriculum have not been canceled, individual clerkship directors have the option of closing clerkship activities. In the case of a clerkship closure the clerkship director will send out an e-mail stating that clerkship activities have been canceled. If a clerkship student does NOT receive an e-mail from the clerkship director, the student should assume that the clerkship has NOT been canceled. If an individual student is having travel difficulties, he or she should contact the clerkship director via e-mail, pager or phone.