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Snow Day, Delay and Early Closing Information

When schools are closed because of weather conditions or other emergencies, early announcements will be made over local television stations, sent out via the ParentSquare system and posted on the District Web site ( On certain rare occasions, emergency conditions, such as impending storms, may necessitate dismissal of students before regular school closing time. In such an event, efforts will be made to have the emergency closing announced over local television stations, posted on the website and communicated through the ParentSquare system. In order to ensure that your child will be properly cared for if no one is at home, please make arrangements at the beginning of the school year so that your child will be assured shelter upon arriving home. Be sure to carefully explain all of these arrangements to your child.

ParentSquare - The District uses ParentSquare to notify parents, guardians and staff of emergency school closings, delays and early dismissals. The system sends automated notifications based on user preferences. If parents or guardians need to update an email address or phone number, they should contact the Main Office of their child’s school. Grandparents, babysitters and community members can sign up to receive Emergency Notifications by going to our "Join Community Groups" page, providing a name and email address and clicking the “Emergency Alerts” category. 

WEBSITE/SOCIAL MEDIA - All emergency notifications are posted on the District website. 

NEWS MEDIA – The District notifies local news media of closings, delays and event cancellations as a backup to notifications and website announcements. 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.
The following local TV and radio stations are notified of emergency communications for North Syracuse Central School District: Spectrum News (Channel 10), WSTM/WTVH (TV 3/5), WSYR 9 (TV 9) and 570 WSYR (AM Radio).

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 they should go in the event of an early dismissal.

BREAKFAST SERVICE DURING DELAYS – During 2-hour delayed openings 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.