||AM Radio Stations
||FM Radio Stations
|Channel 2 WGRZ
|Channel 4 WIVB
|Channel 7 WKBW
Please do not call the schools unless it is an emergency. This school year we are again implementing emergency notification of families through Global Connect. Please make sure that the District has your updated telephone numbers. Also understand after we receive your updated information it will take time to update the District’s data base.
WHEN IS THE DECISION MADE?
We always try to make the decision by 6:30 a.m. so we can notify radio and TV stations and alert the transportation and food service departments. Waiting much longer to announce a closing means some parents will have already left for work expecting their children to be in school for the day.
WILL SCHOOLS CLOSE IF CONDITIONS WORSEN?
Keep in mind that, even if weather conditions worsen, the district cannot reverse the decision in the morning without endangering students. Once the decision is made to open school, many parents rely on it and leave for work. This includes those who drop off children at the BASE Program as early as 7 a.m. If we were to send students right back home in the morning, many would return to unsupervised bus stops and empty houses. However, if conditions warrant closing school early, you will be advised through the above stated notifications.
Although we do our absolute best in this process, we know that no perfect decision exists. Conditions in one part of the City may differ dramatically from those in other parts. Even if one neighborhood is clear, travel elsewhere in the District could be a problem and vice versa.
Therefore, if school is open but the conditions as you observe and consider them are such that you do not feel it is safe for your child to attend school, use your best judgment on whether he or she should attend. Your decision will always be respected.