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 calling 252-728-4583 and checking area television stations.


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 uses the information provided from many sources to make a weather-related decision. Once the decision is made, it is announced to parents and staff members through the automated phone calling system. 

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.