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School Closing & Delays

School Closings/Delays

Reports on emergency school closings due to weather or other conditions are disseminated to parents and staff via the K12 Alerts school-to-home messaging system in the following modes, phone call, text and email. In addition, information is posted on the homepage of this website, our Cablevision Channel 77 and Verizon FiOS Channel 46, and broadcasted over the following radio and television stations: News 12 (Channel 12), WNYW (Channel 5), WRNN (Channel 3), WVOX (1460 am), WCBS (880 am), WINS (1010 am), WHUD (100.7 fm).

Please do not call the school or the Board of Education. For delayed openings, buses (including those for private schools and special education) will operate one or more hours later than the usual schedule, as announced.

Parents who are not at home during the day should make provisions for their children to go to the home of a friend or neighbor if bad weather requires an early closing of school. An alternate emergency phone number should be given to the child, filed with the school, and updated through the K12 Alerts Parent Portal when there are any changes.

When district schools are closed due to bad weather, no transportation will be provided for BOCES, private/parochial or special education schools normally serviced by the school district.

When private or special education schools announce a delayed opening that is in conflict with the district"s schedule, the district will do its best to accommodate the delay, but cannot guarantee that buses will run at the time announced by the specific school.