Weather Related Closings
As winter weather is inevitable, we want you to know how the district provides information regarding school cancelations, delayed openings, and early closings. Before decisions are made, the school district uses a variety of informational sources to determine whether to close schools, delay the opening of schools, or dismiss schools early. These sources include actual physical inspection of the roads and school campus conditions by Madison Public Works officials, the Madison Police Department, and other staff at selected locations throughout the town, as well as an analysis of independent reports from the National Weather Service, Accu-Weather, and the news media. After decisions are made, we focus attention on communicating with you.
When schools are closed, all school community activities scheduled in the schools are canceled. The Town of Madison Beach and Recreation Before / After School Program is also canceled. The fastest way to learn if school is canceled, delayed, or will close early is to visit the Madison Public School’s website: www.madison.k12.ct.us, sign up for eNotify and/or text messages, or view Channel 19 - Madison Public Access TV. In addition,the following news media stations will broadcast the information:
|WFSB - 3
|WTNH - 8
|NBC - 30
For safety reasons, schools may open 90 minutes late, and all operations including school bus transportation are delayed by 90 minutes from the regular schedule. In such situations, morning kindergarten will be canceled and the afternoon kindergarten program will begin at the regular time. The Town of Madison Beach and Recreation Before School Program follows the school district’s delayed opening schedule.
When school is delayed the district will send an eNotify message, a text message and post the delay information on the district and school homepages.
In the event of an early school closing, the school district will send an eNotify message, text message, post the information on the district and school homepages and send an automated phone message. Please make sure that the schools have your correct telephone number on file. Early school closing announcements will be made by 10:00 a.m. After school and evening activities are canceled on days when school is closed early due to inclement weather. The Town of Madison Beach and Recreation After School Program is also canceled when schools are closed early.