Inclement Weather Procedure

Here are the official procedures for school closings and delayed openings on storm days. 

  • The details are as follows: Parents should listen to information broadcast by news radio stations, such as WINS (1010 AM), WCBS (880 AM), "NY 1", channel 1 on cable television, and WNYE-TV, channel 25 on cable television. Calling 311 will also give information on NYC Public School Closings.  In general, you are listening for information regarding the New York City Department of Education.  If district numbers are used, please remember that your school is in District 26. Also, be sure to check Twitter for notification.

  • The chancellor's decision to close or delay the opening of schools during stormy weather will be communicated to radio and television stations prior to 6:00 A.M.

  • In the case of a delayed school opening, field trips will be canceled.

  • It is expected that regular dismissal times will be adhered to.  In the event that a storm intensifies during the school day, the Chancellor may authorize an early dismissal. Please make emergency arrangements now with a friend, relative or neighbor that may be home during the day in the event that an early dismissal is announced and your youngster needs supervision.