Delays & Closings

School Closings and Delays

How do I know when the school is closed unexpectedly?


Changes in schedules or unexpected weather that results in the schools to close unexpectedly will be broadcast by e-blast, a robocall to all district families & staff, and message will be posted on the district website. Please alert the secretary in your child's school if your phone number changes.


Announcements will be also made on the following broadcast stations:

AM radio station WIND (1010)

TV stations:

WNBC Channel 4

WABC Channel 7

WNYW Channel 5

NJ News12

CNN Channel 35 in Maplewood

FIOS Channel 22 in Maplewood

FIOS Channel19 in South Orange



How do I know when there is a delayed opening?


A robocall will alert all district families & staff to announce a delayed opening. In the event that a change in the schedule or unexpected weather calls for a delayed opening, all elementary schools will open 2 hours late per times below:


Marshall Grades K thru 2: 10:45am to 3:15pm

Jefferson Grades 3 thru 5: 10:05am to 2:35pm



What happens when there is an early dismissal?


A call will be made to all district families. Each child will be accommodated as needed. 


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