The Winter is here, and with it comes snow, ice and wind. The Averill Park Central School District would like to remind students, staff and families about how the District will handle weather-related closures and delays in the 2021-22 school year.
Please remember that the geographic terrain throughout our District varies greatly. While it may seem like it is only raining in one town, the mountain areas could be experiencing heavy snowfall and/or icy road conditions. Our Transportation Department closely monitors conditions throughout the District in the event of inclement weather.
At this time, the District plans on closing for traditional snow days when inclement weather makes travel unsafe. If we are in jeopardy of using more emergency days than we have built into our calendar, then we may transition to virtual learning.
In addition, all events may be canceled when school is closed, including Child Care.
When our Transportation Department needs extra time to prepare due to overnight weather conditions, the District will use either a one-hour delay or a two-hour delay.
- One-hour delay
All schools begin one hour later than usual and dismiss at the regular time.
APHS: 8:30 a.m.
AMS: 8:45 a.m.
Elementary: 9:45 a.m.
- Two-hour delay
All schools begin two hours later than usual and dismiss at the regular time.
APHS: 9:30 a.m. (See Rotation Schedules Here)
AMS: 9:45 a.m.
Elementary: 10:45 a.m.
For both one-hour and two-hour delays, there will be no morning BOCES CTE programs for high school students.
Weather-related early dismissal
If inclement weather requires the District to close early, all after-school and evening activities, including Community Education will be canceled. Child Care will be provided until 6:00 p.m.
- Half-day dismissals (weather-related)
APHS: 10:25 a.m.
AMS: 10:45 a.m.
Elementary Schools: 12:00 p.m.
How APCSD communicates weather-related closures
Cancellations, delays, or early dismissals will be posted on the school district’s website: www.www.averillpark.k12.ny.us
School closings are also announced on the following local TV and radio stations: Channel 6, Spectrum, NEWS10, FOX23, WGNA (107.7 FM), WGY (810 AM), WYJB (B95.5), WRVE (99.5 FM), as well as www.timesunion.com. We will also post closings and delays on the District’s social media pages, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
For district parents and staff, closing information will be sent directly to you via email and text message using School Messenger.
Please note that power outages and other situations may affect the District’s ability to send electronic notifications, or your ability to receive them. If there is inclement weather, check all of the above sources of information for delays or closures.