Inclement Weather Policy
DELAYED OPENING PLAN FOR OCEANSIDE SCHOOLS
The Oceanside Board of Education has approved a “delayed opening” plan in case of inclement weather. During this upcoming winter season, we may have an opportunity to put the plan into use. We are alerting the community to this possibility so any necessary arrangements (such as short term child care) can be made in advance.
The circumstances under which a “delayed opening” might occur include those rare occasions when it is obvious at 5 am or 6 am that a storm has ended or is about to end, the streets have not yet been satisfactorily cleared, but the roads should be safe for travel within a few hours. By delaying the opening of school by two hours, we would be able to provide instruction to our students rather than close school for the entire day.
A delayed opening would be announced over the same radio stations as school closings. A delayed opening would simply open all schools exactly two hours after they would normally open. The afternoon dismissals and bus schedules beyond the first two hours of the day would remain unchanged in all schools.
TWO-HOUR DELAYED OPENING SCHEDULE
|First Bus Pickup Starts||School Starts At|
|School #2 9:40 am
School #3 9:40 am
School #4 9:40 am
School #5 9:40 am
School #6 (Kindergarten) 10:45 am
School #8 9:40 am
School #9E 9:40 am
Middle School 9:05 am
High School 9:07 am
OHS Castleton 2 hrs after regular pickup
*Kindergarten Valet drop-off would begin at 11:10 am.
Breakfast and Morning C.A.R.E.S. programs would be cancelled.
All Pre-K classes will begin two hours later than usual and students will be dismissed at their regular time.
All high school students report at 9:50 am.
EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSING
When weather or emergency requires closing the Oceanside Public Schools, the following stations will be asked to make the announcement beginning at 6 am.
- WBLI (106.1 AM)
- WBAB (102.3FM/95.3)
- WHLI (1100 AM)
- WGSM (740 AM)
- WINS 1010 AM
- WOR 710 AM
- WCBS 880 AM
- LI NEWS TV (CHANNEL 12)
When Oceanside Public Schools are closed because of weather, the bus company will not furnish transportation to private, parochial or other special schools. For further information regarding school closings, please call 678-1200.