Closings & Delays

In the event of inclement weather or other circumstances that result in the need to alter the regular school schedule, the school system will use the rapid notification phone system to alert families of those changes. Also, information can be obtained by checking our social media posts and area television stations. If you don't have social media, please go to the homepage of our website and scroll DOWN to the bottom where all of our social media feeds display the most up-to-date information. Go back to the home page now by clicking HERE.


How Are Decisions To Alter The Regular School Day Made?

The decision to alter the regular school schedule is a difficult one. However, weather conditions, power outages or other emergencies at times make it necessary to alter the schedule. The Board of Education's top priority is the safety of our students and staff. The decision is made based on a careful analysis of all relevant factors such as: Information on road conditions received from transportation staff and law enforcement officers; Current weather, amount of ice/snow accumulation and predictions received from NOAA, Newport; Building conditions such as availability of electricity and heat; School parking lot conditions; and Temperature and wind chill.

CCPS continuously consults with local Emergency Management Teams and the National Weather Services. CCPS uses the information provided from these and other sources to make a weather-related decision in a timely manner. Once the decision is made, it is announced to parents and staff members through the automated phone calling system, on social media, and on the bottom of our home page on this website. 

If schools are open and conditions worsen during the day, CCPS may need to have an early dismissal and will strive to give timely notice to parents. Families and employees are reminded to make sure your school office has your latest contact numbers. 

Although our team does its absolute best in this process, we know that often no perfect decision exists. If you question whether it is safe for your child to attend school, use your best judgment on whether he or she should attend. Also, discourage teenagers from driving in bad or threatening conditions.