Emergency Announcements

In case of snow, ice, or other unusual conditions such as power outages and excessive heat, school officials may decide to close school, delay school opening, or send students home early.  News about these decisions is communicated as soon as the decision is made in the following ways:

  • Posted on the EPSD websites
  • District "robo-call" in English and Spanish
  • Email sent to those who elect to receive emergency announcements
  • Called in to television stations:  Channel 12, Channel  4, Channel 9, Channel 5 and Channel 7
  • Posted on FIOS 1 News and NY1

What Happens with the School Schedule Changes

Schools Closed:  All school  buildings are closed.  The decision is usually announced by 5:00 AM - 6:00 AM on all information outlets.  Extended Day and Aftercare are also closed.  All school activities are canceled unless otherwise announced.


Delayed Opening:  Schools will open two hours later than usual.  The decision is usually announced by 5:00 AM - 6:00 AM.  The morning bus route schedule is also delayed by two hours.  Field trips are canceled.  Breakfast is served on a two-hour delay.  The Extended Day program will begin at its normal time.  In the event that delayed opening occurs on a half day, the early release is canceled and students remain until the regular daily dismissal time.


Early Dismissal:  Schools will dismiss two hours early, if conditions require.  This decision is normally announced by 11:30 AM.  Extended Day will be closed.  Extracurricular activities, team practices, field trips and recreation programs in schools and on school grounds will be canceled.  Please check with the Aftercare program for hours.