JPS Delayed Opening/Closing Information
As a reminder to Jamestown Public School students and their parents/guardians, when weather conditions develop that warrant the closing of Jamestown Public Schools, announcements will be broadcast on area radio and television stations. Also, remember that the automated telephone calling system will be in use. Parents and students can expect to receive telephone messages on delayed openings or school closings, as long as their telephone contact information is up-to-date in the district’s system. Please contact the main office at your child’s school to update.
There will be no interscholastic athletic sports practice or after school programming on snow days. If a parent or guardian feels that weather conditions in their immediate area of the school district warrants keeping small children at home, New York State considers this to be a legal excuse for an absence. Please keep in mind that the school closing decision must be based on overall district-wide conditions.
If the circumstances require a delayed opening the following rules will apply:
- There will be bus runs.
- Breakfast will not be served.
- Before school programs will be cancelled.
- Full day pre-K classes at Bush (including the Head Start class), Fletcher, Ring and Love will operate on the delayed schedule. Morning pre-K classes at Fletcher, Lincoln, Ring, A Children’s Place, and Heritage House will be cancelled for the day, but afternoon classes at these sites will meet at the regularly scheduled time unless you are contacted.
- When there is a delayed opening, the starting times will be:
Elementary Schools – 9:20 a.m .
Middle Schools – 9:30 a.m.
JHS – 9:00 a.m.
Elementary Schools – 10:20 a.m.
Middle School s – 10:30 a.m.
JHS – 10:00 a.m.
Once schools are in session, they will usually remain open if adverse weather conditions develop during the day. Each household should develop an emergency plan within their own family for any such circumstance. Parents are advised to make sure school officials have the appropriate emergency contact numbers.
In cases of inclement weather during the school day, after-school and evening activities may be cancelled. A decision will be made by 2 p.m. and local radio stations will be notified. After school programs will be prepared to receive children, will contact parents to encourage early pick up and will stay with children until a parent arrives. Because late bus runs will not occur, parents will need to pick up their children as soon as reasonably possible. All other activities including clubs, sports, alternative education, board meetings, etc. will be cancelled for that evening.