Delayed / Early Dismissal / No School Procedures

A delayed opening procedure is used for reasons such as severe weather, unplowed roads, or heat or water problems in the school. The time schedule is delayed for a designated period, usually two hours. This means that students should be at bus stops two hours later than normal and the arrival time for all students is pushed ahead by the indicated time period. Supervision for students is available beginning ten minutes before the rescheduled starting time. Therefore, students may not arrive prior to re-schedule starting time. Please be aware that lunches are still served on days of a two-hour delayed opening, and dismissal times are at the regular time on these days.
The Hampton School District uses an automated telephone messaging system called
“School Messenger Communicate.” This system automatically calls parents’ home telephone numbers to alert them of a school delay, unanticipated early dismissal, or cancellation due to inclement weather.
Announcements are made on the following radio and television stations, as well as the SAU 90 website
WHEB Portsmouth AM 750 FM 100.3
WOKQ Dover FM 97.5
WERZ Exeter FM 107.1
WMUR Manchester (TV channel 9)
WBZ Boston AM 1030 and WBZ Boston (TV channel 4)
Please listen for updates and follow-up announcements. A delayed opening may be changed due to a cancellation of the school day if anticipated improvement does not occur. In the interest of student and staff safety, schools within SAU 90 are closed if severe weather causes unsafe driving conditions or if, for any other reason, attendance at schools jeopardizes the safety or health of students and staff. In the event of the cancellation of school due to inclement weather, all after-school activities including athletics and parent conferences are canceled.
Please do not call the school, police department, or fire department to find out if school is in session or a delay is in effect. These calls tie up telephone lines that must be open for emergencies.

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