If schools in East Ramapo are to be closed before the start of the school day, a decision will be made by 6 a.m., and all radio stations listed below, the district's Infophone, the district website www.eram.k12.ny.us and a special internet web site ( www.cancellations.com ) will have the information by 6:30 a.m.
The same will apply if the opening of school is to be delayed. If schools have a delayed opening the same procedure will apply as mentioned above.
Please continue to listen to your radio station, call Infophone, or monitor www.cancellations.com about the possibility of school being closed or delayed.
If school is already in session and grades 1-12 are to be sent home early because of poor weather conditions, that decision will be made by 11:15 a.m. If afternoon kindergarten or PreKindergarten classes are to be cancelled, that decision will be made by 10:30 a.m. Any decision to close early will be aired on Infophone and given to WRCR, WHUD, and WLNA as soon as the decision is made. It will also be posted on www.cancellations.com .
Important note for Parents of RASP youngsters: When school is to be closed early, youngsters in the RASP program will be bused home. When school remains open until normal closing time, even during inclement weather, RASP will also remain open until normal closing time.
For up-to-the-minute information on the possibility of a delayed opening or school closing, you may listen to any of the following radio stations:
WRCR (1300 AM), WFAS (1230 AM), WBNR (1260 AM), WLNA (1420 AM), WVOX (1460 AM), Rockland Emergency Radio (1640 AM), WRTN (93.5 FM), WHUD (100.7 FM), WFAS (103.9 and 106.3 FM), and WSPK (104.7 FM).
You may also call Infophone , the district's 24-hour message service, at 577-6565. Infophone is kept up to the minute during all emergency situations, and can handle up to eight calls at the same time. If you call after 6:30 a.m. and do not hear a school closing message, then it means that school will be in session. When district schools are closed, all regularly scheduled sports events and co-curricular activities are also cancelled, unless otherwise announced. Activities to be cancelled will be announced on Infophone and WRCR and posted on www.cancellations.com .
If you have access to a computer, just log onto www.cancellations.com Once there, enter your zip code in the "Search for delays/cancellations" box on the upper left side of the screen, click "Search," and it will take you to a host of organizations within a five-mile radius-including East Ramapo. The site will tell you immediately whether there are any postings. Postings will be listed at this site for both district-wide and school-based delays and cancellations.
Important Parent Information
If you're the parent of an elementary school student, you are urged to have a current emergency telephone number on file at your child's school. You are also urged to make your child aware of where to go and what to do in case of an emergency dismissal during regular school hours. Please note: Members of each elementary school's PTA unit will help place phone calls and provide assistance whenever possible, but they are not responsible for contacting every parent or for dismissal procedures.
East Ramapo makes every reasonable effort to balance the important matters of safety and education, while at the same time making a decision early enough that bus drivers, teachers, other employees, the media, and parents can be notified in time to make whatever arrangements may be necessary.