Closings and Delays

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The decision to close or delay school opening is made by 5:30am. Notifications are made via ConnectEd (a communication tool the district uses to contact parents via email, text, and telephone), social media postings (Facebook & Twitter) web postings on the District home page, and the following local radio and television stations:

WHUD/WLNA

104.7 FM/1420 AM

WABC-TV
WNBC-TV
WNYW-FOX 5
News 12 Hudson Valley

 

 

 

 

Closing or delay determinations are based solely on conditions within the district and may vary from neighboring districts. Parents are advised to update contact information with the main office of their child’s school building to ensure their receipt of timely notifications.

In the event that weather forecasts predict worsening conditions during a school day in progress, the Superintendent of Schools may decide to close early. Notifications of an early dismissal will be made through the same channels as delays and closings.

The Suffern Central School District understands that many families must make alternate arrangements for their children when school is delayed, canceled or dismissed early. Student safety is the district’s top priority. In preparation for inclement conditions, the district urges parents to develop a family plan for addressing childcare issues should weather impact regular school hours.

School Reopening Update - 8/7/20

Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that schools across New York State will be allowed to reopen and must work with the SED and DOH as to how that will occur. He also announced a series of next steps for districts to take between now and August 21, including posting separately their remote learning, COVID testing and contract tracing plans, in addition to holding discussions with parents and staff.  With this new information, the Suffern Central School District will take a few days to align its state-mandated reopening plans with Governor Cuomo's directives. Please watch for updates on school day scheduling, instruction, transportation and other critical district operations in the coming days as well as dates for parent and staff discussions to be held.

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El gobernador Andrew Cuomo anunció hoy que las escuelas en todo el estado de Nueva York podrán reabrir y deben trabajar con el SED y el DOH en cuanto a cómo ocurrirá eso. También anunció una serie de próximos pasos para que los distritos tomen entre ahora y el 21 de agosto, incluyendo publicar por separado su aprendizaje remoto, pruebas COVID y planes de seguimiento de contratos, además de mantener conversaciones con los padres y el personal. Con esta nueva información, el Distrito Escolar Central de Suffern tardará unos días en alinear sus planes de reapertura obligatorios por el estado con las directivas del gobernador Cuomo. Esté atento a las actualizaciones sobre la programación del día escolar, la instrucción, el transporte y otras operaciones críticas del distrito en los próximos días, así como las fechas para las discusiones de padres y personal que se llevarán a cabo.