Inclement Weather & Emergency Schedule Procedures
INCLEMENT WEATHER & EMERGENCY SCHEDULE PROCEDURES
There are three ways of dealing with inclement weather. School can be closed, the opening of school can be delayed (delayed opening), and school can be closed early (early dismissal).
If the weather forecast calls for severe weather conditions, the decision to close schools is relatively easy. When the weather is threatening, the decision is more difficult. At times, the weather during the morning commute is poor but the forecast calls for moderating temperatures, meaning the weather is expected to improve throughout the day. When this occurs we may require a delayed opening. The schedule works as follows:
DELAYED OPENING SCHEDULE
Normal Opening Delayed Opening
Elementary - 8:20 AM 10:00AM
Pre K AM session - 8:30 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
Pre K PM session – 12:10 1:00 PM-2:50 PM
5-6 School- 8:12 AM 10:00 AM
Middle School - 8:12 AM 10:00 AM
High School – 7:30 AM 10:00 AM (PERIOD 1 CANCELLED)
Note: HS students who are transported from sending districts should be at their pickups at 9:30 a.m. during a delayed opening schedule.
EARLY DISMISSAL SCHEDULE
For severe weather like extreme heat, winter storms, hurricane conditions, or a non-weather related emergency that occurs after children arrive in school, an early dismissal may be required. While every effort will be made to provide parents with notice the day or evening before, it is possible that an early dismissal can be called on the morning of the emergency event or when school is in session.
Note that all grades PreK-12 students are dismissed at 12:30 p.m. For Pre K, if an early dismissal is announced on the same day it occurs, the PM Pre K session is cancelled.
Note: Bus stop drop-off times are moved up in accordance with the early dismissal.
We will inform you as early as possible about school closings, delayed openings or early dismissals. This information is provided to you so that you can make emergency arrangements for your child(ren).
Information about school closings and early dismissals is available at the following:
NJ News Channel 12:
WNBC Channel 4:
WNYW Fox Channel 5