For bulletins regarding school closings or delayed openings in bad weather, tune in to radio station WFAS (1230 AM, 103.9 FM), the district"s cable TV station - aired on Cablevision Channel 77 and Verizon Fios Channel 46 or the district"s web site homepage. Please do not call the school, the Board of Education or WFAS. For delayed openings, buses (including those for private schools and special education) will operate one or more hours later than the usual schedule, as announced. Cablevision Channel 77 and Verizon Fios Channel 46 will broadcast announcements of all closings and delays.
Bulletins will also be broadcast by Stations WCBS (880 AM) and WINS (1010 AM) in New York. Television stations WNYW (Channel 5), News 12 (Channel 12), WNBC-TV (Channel 4), WABC-TV (Channel 7), WCBS-TV ( Channel 2) and WRNN (channel varies with location) will carry announcements as well.
Parents who are not at home during the day should make provisions for their children to go to the home of a friend or neighbor if bad weather requires an early closing of school. An alternate emergency phone number should be given to the child, filed with the school, and updated when there are any changes.
When district schools are closed due to bad weather, no transportation will be provided for BOCES, private/parochial or special education schools normally serviced by the school district.
When private or special education schools announce a delayed opening that is in conflict with the district"s schedule, the district will do its best to accommodate the delay, but cannot guarantee that buses will run at the time announced by the specific school.