School Schedules for Delays, Cancellations and Early Dismissals:



2 Hour Delay


3 Hour Delay


Planned Early Dismissal*


Emergency Early Dismissal

 Heat-Index Dismissal Schedule

MODIFIED
Heat-Index Dismissal Schedule

Pomperaug High School
Normal Schedule: 7:20am - 2:05pm

9:20 am-2:05 pm

10:20 am - 2:05 pm 

7:20 am-11:30 am
(No Lunch Served)

7:20am-10:30am
(No Lunch Served)

Regular Schedule
7:20 am-2:05 pm

Regular Schedule
7:20 am-2:05 pm

 Middle Schools
Normal Schedule: 8:05am - 2:45pm

10:05am-2:45pm

11:05 am - 2:45pm 

8:05am -12:15pm
(No Lunch Served)

8:05am -11:05am
(No Lunch Served)

8:05am-11:05am
(No Lunch Served)

8:05am -12:15 pm
(No Lunch Served)

 Elementary Schools Normal Schedule
9:00am - 3:40pm

11:00am-3:40pm

12:00pm - 3:40 pm 

9:00am - 1:00pm
(Lunch Served)

9:00am-12:05pm
(No Lunch Served)

9:00am-12:05pm
(No Lunch Served)

 9:00am - 1:00pm
(Lunch Served)

 BAS Program

Open
(
90-minute delay for Before School Session) 

Open
(90-minute delay for Before School Session)

Open
1:00-6:00pm

After School Session
Cancelled

Open

Open

Pre-K & Friends Together Program

AM Cancelled

Full Day & Afternoon Classes report at 1:00

AM Cancelled

Full Day & Afternoon Classes report at 1:00 pm


AM Session
9:00am -10:45am

PM Session
10:45am - 1:00pm

All students who attend are dismissed at 10:30am
(including AM and Full Day Preschool students)

All PM Classes cancelled

All Sessions Cancelled  

AM Session 
9:00am -10:40am

PM Session
10:45am - 1:00pm

*(e.g. Scheduled professional development days, day before some holidays that are already scheduled and on the calendar) 

All school sponsored events are canceled if school is closed or dismissed early. 

School Delays and Cancellations

If schools are open, the ultimate decision to send one's child to school rests with the parents/guardians. Because of varying transportation requirements among area school districts, some school systems may remain open on certain snow days while other schools choose to close.

Current number of 2018-19 Weather-Related Cancelled Days:  0

In the event of inclement weather or other causes (power outages, etc.) for the delayed opening or closing of school, the Superintendent or her designee will determine an appropriate and safe course of action. Generally, the decision is made and announced between 5:00 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.

Although every attempt is made to determine the opening status of the schools as early as possible, the Superintendent reserves the right to make that decision at anytime based on the conditions of the moment. In the case of a delayed opening, please continue to check the status of the schools, as the status could change to a closing if the weather or an emergency situation continues/worsens.

SchoolMessenger Communications

The District uses the SchoolMessenger communication system to communicate with parents/guardians.  Please use the School Messenger's Contact Manager to customize the way you wish to receive school Messenger Communications. Log in to your School Messenger Account here.

Emergency Early Dismissal

In the case of an emergency early dismissal, every effort will be made to make a decision as soon as possible in order to follow the emergency early dismissal schedule, as charted above. However, a decision could be made at anytime to dismiss earlier or later than the posted schedule.  If there is a chance of inclement weather and parents/guardians will not be available that day due to work or other obligations, parents/guardians should check in with those adults listed as emergency contacts and make arrangements in case an emergency early release is called.

Communication

Region 15 will post any unscheduled delays/cancellations at the top of the District and school websites. 

Other methods of communication will be used for notification of school closures and delayed openings, including:

  • Region 15's Social Media sites: Facebook page and Twitter

  • SchoolMessenger: The District uses the SchoolMessenger communication system to contact parents via email, phone calls and/or texts. Communication preferences can be made through selected by parents/guardians.  

  • Sign up for email notification through www.ctweather.com - select “e-Notifications.”

  • Radio & Television: local and regional stations  (see chart below)

  Call Letters Frequency Town/Website
AM Radio Station WTIC 1080 Hartford
      http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/school-closings
TV Stations WFSB-TV Channel 3 www.wfsb.com
  WTNH-TV Channel 8 www.wtnh.com
  WTIC Fox 61 www.ctnow.com
  WVIT-TV Channel 30 www.nbcconnecticut.com