Emergency School Closing

Should it be necessary to close school or have a late start for any reason, the announcement will be made as early as possible through the School Messenger system and broadcast on the following radio and TV stations. These are the only officially notified radio and TV stations!

Rochester– WHAM (1180)

                   WHEC-TV (10)

Buffalo–      WBEN (930)

                   WKBW-TV (7)

Batavia–     WBTA (1490)

Please DO NOT telephone school to see if school is closed. It is imperative that our phone lines be open for emergency calls. If weather or other conditions suggest the possibility of closing, please listen to the radio. IT IS TO BE PRESUMED THAT SCHOOL WILL BE OPEN UNLESS AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE CONTRARY IS BROADCAST OVER THE RADIO.

Once children are at school, if worsening weather conditions or other emergency forces the early closing of schools, radio stations will again carry this information. On such a day, our phone lines become jammed. PLEASE DO NOT CALL SCHOOL AND DO NOT PLAN FOR YOUR CHILD TO CALL YOU. Be prepared in advance. We will follow instructions provided by you on our files for where to send your child in case of an emergency dismissal. Please be sure to keep these emergency instructions updated and current and advise us of any changes in these procedures prior to an emergency closing.