Emergency Closing Information

PROCEDURES FOR SCHOOL CLOSING, DELAYED OPENING, AND EARLY DISMISSAL


    General Information
    School Closing
    Delayed Opening
    Early Dismissal

General Information: On those days when weather or some other condition requires a change in the regular school day, such information will be broadcast over:
 
WFAS White Plains
AM 1230
 WFAS White Plains 
 FM 103.9
 WHUD Peekskill FM 100.7
 WQXR New YorkFM 96.7
 TV Channels 77(Cablevision), 27(FiOS), 12 and 5
District Website http://www.blindbrook.org
 Electronic Phone/e-mail messaging service


When weather conditions force a change, the Superintendent of Schools will make the final decision.


School Closing:  Announcements will be made over the radio and cable TV as soon as the decision has been made.  Shortly thereafter a message will be posted on the District’s website. An automated phone message and email will be sent as well.


Delayed Opening: Announcements will follow as soon as a decision has been made and will include the length of the delay. The delay will pertain to all bus runs scheduled throughout the school district, for both public and private school students.  For instance, a two-hour delay will mean that all buses will run two hours late.

When inclement weather forces a change in the normal schedule, decisions concerning the operation of schools may go through two stages; two-hour delay and closing.  It is essential to listen to the radio, watch Channel 12 on cable or visit the District’s website for accurate information on bad weather days.  When delays are announced, parents should continue to listen to determine whether further adjustments are made.  On a given day it may be necessary to change to an additional delay or closing.

As we cannot provide proper supervision for your children in the schools on delayed opening days, please do not drop your children off at school before the designated delayed opening time.  Dismissals on days of delayed opening will be at the regular time, unless otherwise announced.


Early Dismissal:  Announcement of such dismissal will be made as early as possible via the media and by telepone/email messaging.  The early dismissal sequence will begin with all BMPRSS students in grades K-5 being dismissed along with BBMS/HS student walkers and drivers.   BBMS/HS students in grades 6-12 who are bus riders will be dismissed approximately 30 minutes after the first sequence.  To avoid any confusion about early dismissal times the District will adhere to this two-sequence system.

Please remember the importance of having a back-up designee to whom children can go when you are not home and an early dismissal takes place.  Students who are not dropped off by the bus because no one is home to receive them will be returned to their respective school.  Parents will then be contacted to effect their pick up from there.

All non-public schools will be requested to dismiss their Blind Brook students at the announced early dismissal time if bus runs are timed to coincide with the public school runs. If this request is not or cannot be met, the Blind Brook-Rye UFSD cannot be responsible for the transportation of such non-public school students.
It is expected that all non-public and/or other out-of-district school will have an effective notification system in place regarding the delays, early dismissals or school closings.

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