Emergency Closing \ Early Dismissal Information \ Parent Notification System

  • 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

    CHANNEL 12 - NJ NEWS NETWORK
    The NJ News Network will also carry notices of school closings, including the Clifton Public Schools. Closing information will be displayed at the bottom of the television screen during the morning news broadcast beginning at approximately 5:30 a.m.

    FioS1 NEWS
    The FioS1 News Network will also carry notices of school closings, including the Clifton Public Schools on Channels 501 and 1 on Verizon TV and on their website at www.fios1news.com

    DISTRICT WEB SITE
    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. or as soon as the decision is made.

    PARENT NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
    The Parent Notification System will be the primary system of distributing information.
    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

    EMERGENCY EARLY SCHOOL CLOSINGS
    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 website www.clifton.k12.nj.us beginning 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. Parents will be notified through the parent notification system.

    Emergency Early Dismissal - Clifton High School
    High school students will be dismissed at 11:48 a.m. when there is an emergency closing due to inclement weather.

    Emergency Early Dismissal - Middle Schools
    Middle school students will be dismissed at 12:10 p.m. when there is an emergency closing due to inclement weather.


    Emergency Early Dismissal - Elementary Schools
    Elementary school students in pre-school, kindergarten and grades 1-5 will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m. The pre-school handicapped classes will be dismissed at the regular dismissal time of 11:10 a.m. Afternoon pre-school disabled classes will not be held on days of early dismissal.


    Emergency Early Dismissal - ESL/Bilingual Magnet Program and Talented and Gifted Pupils Attending School No. 5
    Pupils enrolled in the aforementioned programs will be picked up at each school and returned to their regular home-based schools where they will integrate into the appropriate grade levels until the 1:00 p.m. dismissal time. Pupils enrolled in the magnet school programs are to be given academic work prior to their return to the home-based schools. 

District Regular Session / Early Dismissal / Delayed Opening School Starting and Ending Times

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