Cancellation and Delay

  • In the event of inclement weather that would necessitate either closing schools for the day or requiring a delayed opening, the following procedures and protocols will be followed:

     

    No School:

    • Decision on canceling school for the day is made as early as possible
    • Decisions are made by the Superintendent of Schools after consultation with public safety staff, public works staff, and school officials from neighboring towns
    • Factors considered when making a decision include:
      • existing and predicted weather conditions
      • driving, traffic, and parking conditions
      • conditions that would make the operation of schools difficult
      • the school department’s ability to effectively supervise students


    No School Information
     can be obtained from the following sources:

    •  Parents will receive a telephone call through Alert Now
    •  Boston’s Channel 7                   WRKO Radio     AM/680
    •  Boston’s Channel 5
    •  Boston’s Channel 4                   WBZ Radio        AM/1030
    •  Wilmington Public Schools Website


    Delayed Opening:

    • Parents will receive a telephone call through Alert Now
    • Decision on having a “delayed opening” for the day is made as early as possible
    • On a “delayed opening” all school schedules are delayed for two (2) hours.  That includes the bus stop times as well as school starting time.
    • On a “delayed opening” all AM preschool and before school CARES programs are cancelled
    • Decisions are made by the Superintendent of Schools after consultation with public safety staff, public works staff, and school officials from neighboring towns
    • Factors considered when making a decision include:
      • existing and predicted weather conditions which are favorable to opening the schools
      • driving, traffic, and parking conditions
      • conditions that would make a delayed opening favorable for the operation of schools
      • the school department’s ability to effectively supervise students


    Delayed Opening Information
     can be obtained from the following sources:

    •  Boston’s Channel 7                   WRKO Radio     AM/680
    •  Boston’s Channel 5
    •  Boston’s Channel 4                   WBZ Radio        AM/1030
    •  Wilmington Public Schools Website


    For Text message/cell phone notification
     sign up using Channel 7’s notification service.


    Finally, in the event that schools are not closed, the final decision concerning school attendance on stormy days must rest with each individual parent based on local safety factors they feel comfortable with.

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