Severe weather conditions often prompt area schools to close. Academy lessons, classes and ensembles are not automatically canceled because of weather. In the event Academy classes or lessons are canceled, a message will be left on the Academy answering machine and posted to the Academy website. A student’s individual lesson teacher or ensemble coordinator will notify students of cancellations. We encourage families to use their best judgment regarding travel conditions and to let their teacher or ensemble manager and/or the office know if they will not be attending. Ensemble rehearsals canceled due to inclement weather are not made up. Lessons canceled due to inclement weather by Academy teachers will be made up. If a teacher does not cancel lessons due to inclement weather, s/he is not required to make up the lesson for families who choose not to attend.
If the Lawrence University emergency alert system is initiated during a rehearsal or lesson, all Academy students and faculty must follow the university’s emergency protocol. This includes instances of fire, tornado, or other severe storms.