Delayed School Openings Due to Inclement Weather or Emergency Conditions
In the event of inclement weather or emergency conditions, the Superintendent of Schools determines whether schools will be closed or there will be a delayed opening of schools.
If it is determined that conditions will improve sufficiently to allow for the arrival of staff and students, the Superintendent may authorize a one and one-half hour delay in the start of the school day. This alternative to closing schools permits greater flexibility in meeting the 180 day minimum session requirement.
A delayed opening means the following:
- Classes will start one and one-half hours later than normal (see details below) and transportation will be provided one and one-half hours later than normal pickup for all district and private schools.
- Staff, with the exception of Buildings and Grounds and custodial personnel, will report as soon after normal arrival time as possible, but no later than the delayed starting time noted below.
- In the event of a delayed opening, the snow emergency telephone chain will be activated in the same way it would be if schools were to be closed for the day.
|POB-JFK High School||7:28 am||8:58 am|
|HB Mattlin Middle School||8:00 am||9:30 am|
|POB Middle School||8:43 am||10:13 am|
|Pasadena Elementary School |
Parkway Elementary School
|9:15 am |
|10:45 am |
|Stratford Road Elementary School||9:15 am||10:45 am|
|Old Bethpage Elementary School||9:15 am||10:45 am|
|POB Kindergarten Center||8:45 am||10:15 am|
Emergency School Closing/Delayed Opening Notification Systems
In addition to receiving an automated phone call from the district's Parent-Link Emergency Notification System and providing information on the district Website located at www.pobschools.org, in the event that schools are closed or delayed in opening because of inclement weather or other emergency, the following radio and TV stations will be notified and will make announcements, usually from 7:00 am to 9:00 am.
|WCBS 880 AM|
WALK 97.5 FM
|WBAB 102.3 FM|
WINS 1010 AM
|WKJY 98.3 FM|
WGBB 1240 AM
| ||WHLI 1100 AM |
Cablevision Channel 12
Note: With the cooperation of the Plainview Fire Department, arrangements have been made to sound the fire siren at 6:30 am, 7:00 am, and 7:30 am promptly. When the emergency conditions warrant the closing of the schools, listen for the signal.