Office of the Superintendent of Schools - Dr. Richard Kuder

Delayed Opening Procedures

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    Inclement Weather
     
    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 genesis@wyckoffps.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.
     
    Professional Development

     

    There will be (5) times during the school year when the students will have a delayed opening due to teachers receiving Professional Development. In 2017-2018, those dates will be 10/9/17, 12/11/17, 2/12/18, 3/19/18 and 5/21/18.

     

    The schedule for delayed openings is as follows. Please note the difference between Professional Days and Inclement Weather.  The times represent the start of the school day.

     

    School

    Professional Days

    Inclement Weather

    Elementary Schools K-5 10:30am - 3:20pm 10:20am - 3:20pm
    Eisenhower Middle School 10:00 am - 2:51 pm 9:30am - 2:51pm
    AM Pre-School 10:20 am - 12:20 pm 10:20 am - 12:20 pm
    PM Pre-School
    1:20 pm - 3:20 pm 1:20pm - 3:20pm


    Supervision of students at school will begin 10 minutes prior to the start of the school day. Students are not to be dropped off at the schools prior to the time when supervision can take place. 

    Bus Information

    --Pre-School bus riders will be individually notified of their pick up time by their bus aide.

    --Middle School students who ride the bus should report to their bus stop on delayed  openings as follows:

    Professional Days: 110 minutes after their regular pick-up time 

    Inclement Weather: 90 minutes after their regular pick-up time

     

     If you have any questions, please contact your building principal or the Board of Education Office. Thank you.


    Sincerely,

     
    Richard D. Kuder Ed.D
    Superintendent of Schools