Communicating about school closings/delays

As the temperatures drop and winter approaches, we want to remind our families and staff about how we will communicate about school closings, delayed openings, or shift to a remote/virtual learning day due to inclement weather.

ParentSquare notifications, website postings

Any changes to a school day, whether it is a weather closure or a switch to remote/virtual learning for students, will be communicated through ParentSquare, our mass notification system. If your child is registered in the school district, a notification will be delivered to the contact information we have on file for you.

The message will also be posted to the home page on the district’s website and shared with local media outlets. Information on school closings and delays will not be posted on the district’s social media channels.

We will do our best to notify you of these changes with as much advance notice as possible. Please make every effort to keep our schools informed of any updates to your contact information so that you continue to receive these important messages.

What about delayed openings?

Delayed openings mean all schedules will be delayed by two hours. Bus pickups will be approximately two hours later than the regularly scheduled time.

When a two-hour delay occurs, morning programs at the BOCES Career and Technical Education Center will not take place, and no breakfast will be served.

We encourage you to continue to monitor opening delays, as these may sometimes become school closings depending on the weather.

All scheduled before and after school activities are canceled when school is closed or closes early.

When is the decision made?

Typically, closings or delays will be announced by 6:00 a.m.

Information sources

It is best to rely on more than one source of information when it comes to weather-related announcements. This is particularly true in situations that involve power outages, which can affect the district’s ability to send electronic notifications.