Emergency School Closing Information
The district's alert system, Swift Reach (reverse 911), will inform parents of the emergency closings.
A message will be placed on the central office line at 201-670-2600* and on the Superintendent's line 201-670-2700**
* 201-670-2600 Emergency Closing message can only be accessed
until 7:55 A.M.
** 201-670-2700 Emergency Closing message will remain in effect
throughout the day.
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Please DO NOT CALL the police or fire department or the individual schools for information on the closing of schools. These departments are not prepared to handle these inquiries.
DELAYED OPENING: Under the delayed opening plan, the school day will begin two hours later than usual. The exact schedule is as follows:
A.M. Kindergarten: Cancelled
P.M. Kindergarten: Normal Schedule
Grades 1-5 10:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
There will be two 20 minute lunch periods as follows:
12:00-12:20 Primary Grade Lunch
12:25-12:45 Upper Grade Lunch
EMERGENCY EARLY DISMISSAL: The district's alert system, Swift Reach (Reverse 911), will inform parents of the early dismissal. Teachers will refer to the School Dismissal Form, completed by parents, to determine each parent's wishes as indicated on the form.
Emergency Minimum Day Procedures
Emergency Minimum Days will be announced in the same manners as procedures for Closing of Schools, Delayed Openings and Early Dismissals. Every effort will be made to call Emergency Minimum Days the night before or very early the morning of anticipated emergency conditions.
On emergency Minimum Days students will attend school as follows:
Kindergarten (A.M.) 8:45 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Grades 1-5 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Unlike Early Dismissal where parents/guardians may request (via the Emergency Card) to have their child kept at school until the regular dismissal, WHEN AN EMERGENCY MINIMUM DAY IS CALLED ALL CHILDREN WILL BE DISMISSED AT THE TIMES NOTED ABOVE.
Lunches will not be provided on Minimum Days. Elementary students may bring snacks in keeping with their school snack policy.
Bus companies will be notified when EMERGENCY MINIMUM DAYS are called. They will rearrange schedules to transport students who receive school-sponsored transportation. Crossing guards will be notified through the Ridgewood Police Department and crossing guard schedules will be modified accordingly.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCHOOL DAY- It is important that students arrive at school promptly in order to participate in the entire instructional program.
No student should arrive at school prior to 8:35 a.m. unless enrolled in the YWCA Before School Program.
8:35 a.m. Doors open. See "Students Entrances and Exits." Children are expected to line up in the designated area. Children enter their classrooms at this time to prepare for the beginning of school. Buses will deliver students at the front parking lot entrance. The car pool drop-off is on Stevens Avenue.
8:45 a.m. All students must be at their desks ready to begin the instructional program. Anyone arriving after this time must first go to the main office for a "late slip" before being admitted to his/her classroom.
11:20 a.m. Morning Kindergarten dismissed.
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Gr. 1 and Gr. 2 lunch/recess. Classroom assistants supervise pupils at lunch and recess.
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Gr. 3, Gr. 4, Gr. 5 lunch/recess. Classroom assistants supervise pupils at lunch and recess.
12:25 p.m. Afternoon Kindergarten begins.
3:00 p.m. Dismissal. Buses will pick up students at the front parking lot. Car pool pick-up will be on Stevens Ave.