Weather Delays, Cancellation or Dismissal Policy

Weather Delays, Cancellation or Dismissal Policy

Delayed Opening- When early morning weather conditions are severe enough to warrant a delayed opening, school starting times are delayed by 2 hours from their regular schedule. Central Office will deliver a delayed opening message using the district notification system to parents and staff; starting at 5:15 a.m. and will be responsible for placing the alert on:

  • Local News, Cable TV (Channel 16) and Local Radio Station
  • Waterbury Public Schools Web Site

Pre-K Schedule - Due to many different rules for AM, PM and Full Day Pre-K, School Administrators that offer such programs, will need to communicate to parents, their delayed opening policy.

Emergency/Weather Early Closing- will be implemented when it becomes necessary to dismiss school when:

  • school is already in session and inclement weather will become severe enough to create hazardous road conditions during the dismissal window
  • The City or State declare a state of emergency due to unexpected hazardous condition

An announcement will be made by 10 am by the Superintendent’s Office and school administrators will receive an email and phone call. Central office will be responsible for:

  • Contacting School Administrators
  • Sending  Alert – District or School message
  • Contacting the Bus Companies
  • Web Site Announcement
  • Channel 16/ Local TV news/local radio

After School Activities

When the Waterbury Public Schools are closed or will be closing due to weather or an emergency condition, all after school activities are cancelled.  If you have students that are bussed to any of the offsite after school programs, School Administrators will be responsible for contacting the offsite program directors.

Off Site After-School Programs

Program Name

Address

Boys and Girls Club

East Main Street

Chase Park House

Sunny Side Ave

Girls Club

Park Place

Kinder Care

Byam Road

New Horizons

East Main Street

North End Rec

North Main Street

Pride Cultural Center

Cherry St

Washington Park House

Sylvan Ave

YMCA

West Main Street

 

Staff Reporting and dismissal times

  • Building Administrators will be released by the Superintendent or his/her designee when all the busses are cleared for their building

 

Magnet Schools- bussing out of town students

If Waterbury has a delayed opening but schools in your town do not, busses will run accordingly:

  • Waterbury Arts Magnet School 9:25 start time.
  • Maloney Magnet School 10:35 start time.
  • Rotella Magnet School 11:05 start time.

If school is closed in your town and the Waterbury Public Schools are open, parents are responsible for transportation to school on that day.  Busses will not run.

•If an early dismissal is called in your town, but not in Waterbury Public Schools, we will dismiss your children when your town’s early dismissal bus arrives.

Lunch and Breakfast information

Reminder to parents to make alternative arrangements for younger children in case school cancellation, early dismissal or cancellation of after school activities

NAME OF SCHOOL REGULAR HOURS PLANNED EARLY DISMISSAL
4 ½ HOUR DAY
WEATHER/EMERGENCY DISMISSAL
High Schools
CROSBY HIGH SCHOOL 7:20 AM – 1:50 PM 7:20 AM – 11:50 AM 7:20 AM – 11:00 AM
KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL 7:20 AM – 1:50 PM 7:20 AM – 11:50 AM 7:20 AM – 11:00 AM
WTBY CAREER ACADEMY 7:20 AM – 1:50 PM 7:20 AM – 11:50 AM 7:20 AM – 11:00 AM
WILBY HIGH SCHOOL 7:20 AM – 1:50 PM 7:20 AM – 11:50 AM 7:20 AM – 11:00 AM
WATERBURY ARTS MAGNET 7:25 AM – 1:55 PM 7:25 AM – 11:55 PM 7:25 AM – 11:05 AM
Middle Schools
NORTH END MIDDLE 7:50 AM – 2:20 PM 7:50 AM – 12:20 PM 7:50 AM – 11:30 AM
WALLACE MIDDLE 7:50 AM – 2:20 PM 7:50 AM – 12:20 PM 7:50 AM – 11:30 AM
WEST SIDE MIDDLE 7:50 AM – 2:20 PM 7:50 AM – 12:20 AM 7:50 AM – 11:30 AM
Elementary Schools
BUCKS HILL ELEMENTARY 8:35 AM – 2:50 PM 8:35 AM – 1:05 PM 8:35 AM – 12:00 PM
BUNKER HILL ELEMENTARY 8:35 AM – 2:50 PM 8:35 AM – 1:05 PM 8:35 AM – 12:00 PM
CARRINGTON ELEMENTARY 8:35 AM – 2:50 PM 8:35 AM – 1:05 PM 8:35 AM – 12:00 PM
CHASE ELEMENTARY 8:35 AM – 2:50 PM 8:35 AM – 1:05 PM 8:35 AM – 12:00 PM
DRIGGS ELEMENTARY 8:05 AM – 2:20 PM 8:05 AM – 12:35 PM 8:05 AM – 11:30 AM
DUGGAN ELEMENTARY 8:05 AM – 2:20 PM 8:05 AM – 12:35 PM 8:05 AM – 11:30 AM
GENERALI ELEMENTARY 8:35 AM – 2:50 PM 8:35 AM – 1:05 PM 8:35 AM – 12:00 PM
GILMARTIN ELEMENTARY 8:35 AM – 2:50 PM 8:35 AM – 1:05 PM 8:35 AM – 12:00 PM
HOPEVILLE ELEMENTARY 8:35 AM – 2:50 PM 8:35 AM – 1:05 PM 8:35 AM – 12:00 PM
KINGSBURY ELEMENTARY 8:35 AM – 2:50 PM 8:35 AM – 1:05 PM 8:35 AM – 12:00 PM
MALONEY MAGNET 8:35 AM – 2:50 PM 8:35 AM – 1:05 PM 8:35 AM – 12:00 PM
REGAN ELEMENTARY 8:35 AM – 2:50 PM 8:35 AM – 1:05 PM 8:35 AM – 12:00 PM
REED ELEMENTARY 8:35 AM – 2:50 PM 8:35 AM – 1:05 PM 8:35 AM – 12:00 PM
ROTELLA MAGNET 9:05 AM – 3:20 PM 9:05 AM – 1:35 PM 9:05 AM – 12:30 PM
SPRAGUE ELEMENTARY 8:05 AM – 2:20 PM 8:05 AM – 12:35 PM 8:05 AM – 11:30 PM
TINKER ELEMENTARY 8:05 AM – 2:20 PM 8:05 AM – 12:35 PM 8:05 AM – 11:30 AM
WALSH ELEMENTARY 8:35 AM – 2:50 PM 8:35 AM – 1:05 PM 8:35 AM – 12:00 PM
WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY 8:05 AM – 2:20 PM 8:05 AM – 12:35 PM 8:05 AM – 11:30 AM
W. CROSS ELEMENTARY 8:35 AM – 2:50 PM 8:35 AM – 1:05 PM 8:35 AM – 12:00 PM
WILSON ELEMENTARY 8:35 AM – 2:50 PM 8:35 AM – 1:05 PM 8:35 AM – 12:00 PM
Programs
BUCKS HILL PRE – K ( 5.5 Hour Day) 8:45AM- 2:15 PM 8:45AM- 12:15 PM 8:45AM- 10:45 PM
BUCKS HILL PRE – K AM (Morning Session) 9:15 AM-11:45 PM 9:15 AM-11:45 PM 8:45AM- 10:45 PM
BUCKS HILL PRE – K PM (Afternoon Session) 12:30 PM- 3:00 PM NO PM Classes NO PM Classes
ENLIGHTENMENT 7:30 AM – 1:35 PM 7:50 AM – 12:00 PM 7:50 AM – 11:30 AM
STATE ST 7:30 AM – 1:35 PM 7:50 AM – 12:00 PM 7:50 AM – 11:30 AM
EXCEL Program 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Non Public Schools
  8:00 AM – 3:00 PM    
ALPHA & OMEGA ACADEMY Friday 8 AM – 2 PM 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM DISMISSAL AT 12:30 PM
Blessed Sacrament 9:05 AM – 3:20 PM *9:05 AM – 12:30 PM 9:05 AM – 12:30 PM
Brass City Charter 9:05 AM – 3:20 PM *9:05 AM – 12:30 PM 9:05 AM – 12:30 PM
CHASE COLLEGIATE 8:00 AM – 3:20 PM 8:00  AM – 12:00 PM DISMISSAL AT 12:30 PM
Children’s Community 9:05 AM – 3:20 PM *9:05 AM – 12:30 PM 9:05 AM – 12:30 PM
HOLY CROSS HIGH 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM 7:30 AM – 11:30 PM DISMISSAL AT 11:30 AM
KAYNOR TECH 7:25 AM – 2:20 PM 7:25 AM – 11:55 AM DISMISSAL AT 11:30 AM
Lighthouse Christian 9:05 AM – 3:20 PM *9:05 AM – 12:30 PM 9:05 AM – 12:30 PM
Mt. Carmel 9:05 AM – 3:20 PM *9:05 AM – 12:30 PM 9:05 AM – 12:30 PM
SACRED HEART HIGH 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM DISMISSAL AT 10:30 AM
St. Mary 9:05 AM – 3:20 PM *9:05 AM – 12:30 PM 9:05 AM – 12:30 PM
St. Peter and Paul 9:05 AM – 3:20 PM *9:05 AM – 12:30 PM 9:05 AM – 12:30 PM
Yashiva Gedolah (H.S.) 9:05 AM – 3:20 PM *9:05 AM – 12:30 PM 9:05 AM – 12:30 PM
Yeshiva Bais Yaakov (Grl. H.S.) 9:05 AM – 3:20 PM *9:05 AM – 12:30 PM 9:05 AM – 12:30 PM
YESHIVA GEDOLAH 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM DISMISSAL AT 12:30 PM
Yeshiva K’Tana (Elem.) 9:05 AM – 3:20 PM *9:05 AM – 12:30 PM 9:05 AM – 12:30 PM