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.

School Closings

When schools are closed, all school community activities scheduled in the schools are canceled. The Town of Madison Beach and Recreation After/Before School Program is also canceled. The fastest way to learn if the school day is changed is to visit the Madison Public Schools' website, sign up for eNotify or text messages or to view Channel 19 - Madison Public Access TV on Comcast. In addition, the following news media stations will broadcast the information:


Television FM Radio AM Radio
WFSB-3 93.7 WZMX 960 WELI
WTNH-8 96.5 WTIC 1080 WTIC
NBC-30 99.1 WPLR 1360 WDRC
  100.5 WRCH  
  101.3 WKCI  
  102.9 WDRC  

Delayed Opening

For safety reasons, schools may open two hours late, and all operations including school bus transportation are delayed by two hours from the regular schedule. 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 (email) message, a text message and post the delay information on the district and school homepages.

Early Dismissal

In the event of an early school closing, the school district will send an eNotify (email) message, text message, post the information on the district and school homepages. In the event of an unexpected early dismissal an automated phone message will also go out. 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.