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School Closings/Delays

 

Delayed Openings

Information for Students & Parents

In the event of inclement weather, a delayed opening of school by two (2) hours may be implemented by the Superintendent. Should this take place, the following schedule will be followed:

  • Middle Schools: Grades 7-8 will report to their period 1 classes at 9:56 am. The length of each period will be 25 minutes.
  • High Schools: Grades 9-12 will report to their period 1 classes at 9:30 am. The length of each period will be 28 minutes
  • MAP: Grades 10-12 will report to their period 1 classes at 10:45 am.

  • Buses: Bus schedules will also be delayed by exactly two (2) hours. For example, if your child’s pick-up time is normally scheduled for 7:34 am, a two (2) hour delay will change the pick-up time to 9:34 am.
  • Magnet Classes: Magnet classes in all schools will be canceled. Students are to report directly to their home school by 9:30 am for period 1.
  • Field Trips: Field trips that are scheduled to go out on the morning of a delayed opening will be canceled.  At the discretion of the principal, trips whose departure time falls safely within the shortened school day may go out as scheduled. However, field trips will be canceled if road or weather conditions continue to remain hazardous after the delayed opening.
  • BOCES Classes: All morning BOCES Barry Tech and other Occupational Education programs will be canceled. Morning BOCES students should report to their home schools at their normal start times.
  • School Lunch: Lunch will be available and served to all students at their regularly scheduled lunchtime.
  • Dismissal Time: Students will be dismissed at the normal time and afterschool activities will proceed as usual unless a cancellation is announced.
  • Student Absence: Please follow the regular procedure and call your Attendance Office if your child will not be attending school.
  • Closing School: A delayed opening is subject to change if the weather or road conditions remain hazardous. The Superintendent retains the option to close schools if the potential for hazardous conditions continues.




Early Dismissal Procedure

Should inclement weather create a need to dismiss students early in order to assure that school buses will arrive on time at the elementary schools of the component districts, the procedure will be as follows:

  • The Superintendent of Schools will declare the need for an early dismissal.
  • The three (3) high schools will end their day at 1:30 PM (the end of 8 th period).
  • The two (2) middle schools will end their day at 2:15 PM (during 9 th period).
  • Students who anticipate being picked up by parents may wait for the regular dismissal time, or may call home to advise parents that school will end early on that day.

There will be no after-school or evening activities on any day when an early dismissal procedure is initiated.


 

Emergency School Closings

Information about delayed openings or school closings will be posted on the district website at approximately 6:00 A.M. 

 
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  • WALK (97.5 FM)
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  • WALK (97.5)
  • FiOS1

 

Early Dismissal Procedure for Inclement Weather

When the Superintendent of Schools initiates an early dismissal procedure, our 3 high schools will end their day at 1:30 p.m. and our middle schools at 2:15 p.m.  We advise students who anticipate being picked up by their parents to wait for the regular dismissal time to be picked up or call home to advise you that schools will end earlier on that day.
 
There will be no after-school or evening activities when the early dismissal procedure is initiated.

Delayed Opening Procedure for Inclement Weather

There may be occasion when we will have a delayed opening due to inclement weather.  Delayed openings delay the opening of school by two (2) hours.  A delayed opening is subject to change if the weather or road conditions remain hazardous.  The Superintendent retains the option to close schools if the potential for hazardous conditions continue.