School Closing Information

In the event of an emergency school closing or delayed opening, several radio stations will be notified and announcements made on the air by 7 AM unless there are extenuating circumstances.

Please make a special effort to tune in to these AM and FM radio stations and/or television stations:


Buffalo TV Stations Rochester TV Stations
Channel 2 (WGRZ) Channel 8 (WROC)
Channel 4 (WIVB) Channel 10 (WHEC)
Channel 7 (WKBW) Channel 13 (WOKR)
WEBSITE - Orleans Hub Spectrum News (Cable TV)


Unless there is an announcement, assume school is in session as usual. Schools may delay opening by one hour in case of inclement weather, such as fog that is expected to lift. Should an announcement be made, students can expect buses to pick them up one hour later than usual. If conditions do not improve as expected, a 7 AM delayed opening announcement may be followed by an 8 AM school cancellation.

Be prepared!

Once school begins, every effort is made to complete the day. If, however, bad weather or an emergency forces the early closing of school, it is important that families be prepared. Again, the same radio stations will be notified and will carry all appropriate announcements.

The following checklist is suggested to prepare you for occasions when school is dismissed early:

  1. Arrange with a neighbor to supervise your child, either by coming to your house or to meet the school bus.
  2. Discuss all arrangements with your child and all others involved to ensure understanding.
  3. If weather is inclement, listen to your radio and be aware of the possibility of an early school closing.