Emergency Closing Information

Stormy Weather Information

SCHOOL CLOSING/EARLY DISMISSAL FOR STORMY WEATHER
 
Parents should make arrangements with neighbors or other responsible individuals to receive and care for the children in the event of an early dismissal.  (CHILDREN ARE TO BE INSTRUCTED BY THE PARENTS EXACTLY WHAT THEY ARE TO DO IF THIS SHOULD OCCUR).
 
PARENTS ARE TO PROVIDE AN UP-TO-DATE EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER OF A DESIGNATED ADULT WHO WILL ASSUME CARE OF THE CHILD WHEN THE PARENT IS NOT AVAILABLE.
 
 MULTI-MEDIA POSTING OF STORMY WEATHER ENTIRE DAY SCHOOL CLOSING/EARLY DISMISSAL EMERGENCY SESSION
 
PARENT NOTIFICATION SYSTEM – Phone call to primary telephone number informing parents/ guardians.
 
WEB SITE ANNOUNCEMENT:  www.clifton.k12.nj.us
 
CHANNEL 12 - NJ NEWS NETWORK - Announcements begin at 5:30 a.m. displayed at the bottom of the television screen during their regular morning programming.
 
CHANNEL 5 - FOX NETWORK - Announcements provided during their regular morning program beginning at approximately 6:00 a.m.

 Note:  The Board of Education, the TV stations or Police Headquarters MUST NOT BE CALLED FOR INFORMATION regarding school closing!  PLEASE COOPERATE.

Parent Notification System

The Parent Notification System will not be the primary system of distributing information. In order to notify the parents through the notification system effectively, several hours are needed to complete all the telephone calls.

The most effective notification for school closings is Channel 12- NJ News Network, Channel 5 - Fox Network and the district web site.

9126 - Parent Notification System:

The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures and guidelines governing the use of the Parent Notification System.

The Parent Notification System will be used for both crisis and non-crisis situations to notify parents of the Clifton School District relative to important information as deemed necessary by the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee.  Examples of information that may be communicated through the Parent Notification System are:

1. School Closings

2. School emergencies

3. School events

4. School calendar changes

Time sensitive notifications that require an immediate response

The Parent Notification System for the Clifton School District shall be activated only when approved by the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee.  The Parent Notification System shall not be used for non-school purposes.


Emergency/Unexpected Early School Dismissal

An early dismissal will be implemented in the event weather conditions deteriorate after students are in school. The following school closing schedule will be followed with an announcement of the closings made both by a school telephone chain where possible, and posting on the district web site www.clifton.k12.nj.us beginning at as soon as the early closing is known.  Parents / Guardians should check this site if there is any indication that weather conditions may result in an early school dismissal.  See chart for emergency early dismissal schedule.

In the event that weather conditions are extremely severe at the time of dismissal, all students will be retained until there is a cessation of hazardous weather conditions.

Delayed Opening Schedule

In the event weather conditions can permit schools to open later than the regular time, a delayed opening schedule will be followed as noted in the chart included in this notice. As with school closings, telephone chains will be attempted where possible and in addition, notification of the delayed opening will be posted on the district web site at www.clifton.k12.nj.us . All school personnel are expected to attempt to report to their regular opening schedule whenever possible to supervise students who may report prior to the delayed opening time. See chart for delayed opening schedule.

Chart Listing District Regular Session//Early Dismissal/Delayed Opening School Starting And Ending Times ***

School Regular Session SCHEDULED EARLY DISMISSAL SCHEDULE 3 UNEXPECTED Early Dismissal 3 Delayed Opening
High School 7:29 - 2:10 7:29 - 11:48 7:29-11:48 8:55 - 2:10
Middle Schools 7:45 - 2:50 7:45 - 12:10 7:45 - 12:10 9:30 - 2:50
Elementary Schools Grades K-5 8:50 - 3:20 1 8:50 - 1:00 8:50 - 1:00 10:20 - 3:20 2
Pre-School Disabled A.M. 9:10 - 11:40 9:10 - 11:10 9:10 - 11:10 Cancelled
Pre-School Disabled P.M. School 17:
12:20-2:50

School 14, 16: 12:50-3:20
11:10 - 1:00 Cancelled School 17:
12:15-2:50

School 14, 16:
12:50-3:20
Pre-School Disabled: Full-Day
Schools 14, 16, 17
9:10 - 2:30 9:10 - 11:50 9:10 - 11:50 10:40 - 2:30
TAG (Bused Students) Neighborhood School Schedule No TAG Program Students stay at Neighborhood School No TAG Program
Students Stay at Neighborhood School
10:15 - 3:15
Normal TAG Program

 *** Certain district elementary Schools have special programs requiring distinctive starting and ending session times. Parents are requested to inquire within their respective schools as to any varied schedules.

1 School #12, School #12 Annex and School #17 are on a one-session day schedule as follows:

Regular Day - 8:50 A.M. - 2:50 P.M. Remedial/Enrichment - 2:50 P.M. - 3:20 P.M.

2 School #12, School #12 Annex and School #17 Delayed Opening schedule as follows:

Grades K-5 - 10:20 A.M. - 2:50 P.M.

3 No lunch is served during any four-hour session/early dismissal days