Clifton BOE Offices   745 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, New Jersey 07013    973-470-2300

Emergency Closing \ Early Dismissal Information \ Parent  Notification System

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).

AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES  ARE CANCELLED DURING AN EMERGENCY CLOSING.
 
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:
  
WEB SITE ANNOUNCEMENT:  Notice of school closing will be posted on the Clifton Board of Education Web Site www.clifton.k12.nj.us. This information will be available at approximately 5:30 a.m.
 
CHANNEL 12 - NJ NEWS NETWORK - Announcements begin at 5:30 a.m. dislplayed at the bottom of the  television screen during the morning programming.
 
CHANNELS 501 and 1 - FioS1 News Network - Verizon TV- www.fios1news.com

CHANNEL 5 - FOX NETWORK - Ammouncements provided during their regularl morning  program beginning at approximately 6:00 a.m.

Note: The Board of Education, television stations, or Police Headquarters MUST NOT BE CALLED FOR INFORMATION regarding school closings! These telephone lines must be kept clear for emergencies. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

Parent Notification System

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
5.  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.


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. Schools
CELA B, 9,12,14 & 17
9:10 - 11:40
9:10 - 11:10 9:10 - 11:10 Cancelled
Pre-School Disabled P.M. School 12 & 17:
12:20-2:50

School 14 &
CELA B:

12:40-3:10
11:10 - 1:00 Cancelled School 12 & 17:
12:15-2:50

School 14 &
CELA B:

12:40-3:10
Pre-School Disabled: Full-Day
Schools 14, 16 and 17
9:10 - 2:30 9:10 - 11:50 9:10 - 11:50 10:40 - 2:30
CELA A4, CELA B4, 12, 12A, 17 & FMJ 9:10 - 3:10 9:10 - 12:45 9:10 - 12:45 10:30 - 3:10
TAG (Bused Students) Neighborhood School Schedule No TAG Program Students stay at Neighborhood School No TAG Program
Students Stay at Neighborhood School
10:20 - 3:20
Normal TAG Program
AM- TAG CANCELLED PM - TAG 
PROGRAM ONLY

 *** 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.
          Minds in Motion Program will be cancelled on all early dismissal or unexpected dismissal days

3  Lunch is not served during any early dismissal day.

4 Clifton Early Learner Academy CELA A is located at 39 Allwood Road, Clifton, NJ.
4 Clifton Early Learner Academy CELA B is located at 290 Brighton Road, Clifton, NJ.