A delayed opening is typically used when there has been inclement weather and there is not sufficient time to prepare the roads and/or school facilities for a normal school day opening. By calling a delayed opening, we endeavor to provide teachers and families additional time for safe travel. If a delayed opening is called, the school day will begin exactly 90 minutes later than the normal start time. Under special circumstances, (e.g. a power outage, water main break, heating failure) it is possible that a delayed opening could be called for in only one or two schools.
In the event that a delayed opening is called, the following procedures will be in effect:
1. You will be advised of a delayed opening around 6:00 am via the Wyckoff School District Notification System by Blackboard. This system delivers a single, clear message to parents or guardians by telephone, cell phone, e-mail, or text. The information for this service is provided by the Genesis Student Information System. If you need assistance with Blackboard or assistance updating your contact information in Genesis, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . Be sure to set your email spam filter to receive email from wyckoffschools.org.
2. If it is decided to close school completely, a second call will be made via the notification system.
3. When possible, announcements will be made on News 12 New Jersey, FOX 5, WABC-TV. Also
check the district website at www.wyckoffps.org for delayed opening announcements.
4. All before school activities will be cancelled.
When a delayed opening is called, the school schedules are as follows:
If you have any questions, please contact your building principal or the Board of Education Office. Thank you.
Richard D. Kuder Ed.D