Early Dismissal Times
|Grade Level||Regular School Day||90-Minute Delay||Planned Early Dismissal
Emergency Early Dismissal
|Heat-Index Early Dismissal|
(Before School session is on a 90-minute delay)
|Open||After School session
|After School session
After School Activities
When schools are closed or on an Emergency Early Dismissal, after-school activities are cancelled and school buildings are closed.
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 2013-14 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/becomes worse.
The District will use the SchoolMessenger electronic email communication system to contact parents. The district does not make SchoolMessenger automated phone calls to parents for early morning notification of school closings or delayed openings.
In the case of an early dismissal, every effort will be made to make a decision as soon as possible in order to follow the standard early dismissal schedule. However, a decision could be made at anytime to dismiss earlier or later than the ‘standard’ schedule. In either case, the early dismissal times are listed above. 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 emergency contacts and make arrangements in case an early release is called.
Region 15 will post any unscheduled delays/cancellations at the top of the District and school websites. This notification will look like this:
Other methods of communication will be used for notification of school closures and delayed openings, including:
- Region 15's Social Media sites (e.g. Facebook page, Twitter)
- SchoolMessenger: The District will use the SchoolMessenger electronic email communication system to contact parents. The district does not send SchoolMessenger automated phone calls to parents for early morning notification of school closings or delayed openings.
- Radio & Television: local and regional stations (see chart below)
|AM Radio Station||WTIC||1080||Hartford|
|TV Stations||WFSB-TV||Channel 3||www.wfsb.com|