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Snow Day, Delay and Early Closing Information

Winter weather will soon be arriving and the North Syracuse Central School District wants to remind our families and community members of some important snow day, delay and early closing information.

SCHOOLMESSENGER - The district uses SchoolMessenger to notify parents, guardians and district staff of emergency school closings, delays and early dismissals. The system generates an automated phone call, email message – if an email address has been provided to the district – and a text message for parents, guardians and staff members who have opted in to the SchoolMessenger text message service. Learn more about text alerts on our website by clicking here.

If parents or guardians are unsure whether the district has their correct email or phone numbers on file, they should contact the main office of their child’s school.

WEBSITE/SOCIAL MEDIA - All emergency notifications are posted on the district website, as well as the district’s Facebook page and Tweeted to the district account.

NEWS MEDIA – The district notifies local news media of closings, delays and event cancellations as a backup to SchoolMessenger and website communications. We recommend checking with multiple information sources when it comes to weather-related announcements. This is particularly true in situations that involve power outages, which can impact the district’s ability to send electronic notifications.

Local TV and radio stations are also notified of emergency communications for North Syracuse Central School District: It is recommended that residents watch one of the following television stations: WSYR-Channel 9, Spectrum News 10, WTVH-Channel 5 or WSTM-Channel 3. These stations are the first to be notified of any closings or delays. In case of an emergency where students are evacuated to a different location, the telephone numbers for the schools’ main and health offices will be transferred to the NSCSD Administrative Offices where information will be provided to families.

STUDENT TRANSPORTATION - Please be sure to complete and update your child’s Emergency Form and update it when necessary.  Your child’s school must know where your child should go in the event of an early dismissal.

BREAKFAST SERVICE DURING DELAYS – If the district announces a 1-hour delayed opening, school breakfast WILL be served. If the district announces a 2-hour delayed opening, school breakfast WILL NOT be served and families should ensure that their child eats before arriving at school. 

When there is inclement or forecasted inclement weather, the decision to close school, delay opening or dismiss early is based on travel conditions and weather predictions to ensure the safety of all students and staff. Unless otherwise noted, all scheduled activities at all district schools are canceled on the days school is closed or closes early.