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Snow Closings & Delays

In the case of inclement weather, the Westbury Union Free School District (WUFSD) will exercise good judgement to determine whether school will transition to remote instruction or a full closure. This document details the school district’s approach to school closings, delays and early dismissals.


01. Emergency School Closing:

  • Announcement will be made beginning at 5:15 a.m.
  • All activities, field trips and programs in schools and on school grounds are canceled
  • Should the WUFSD close due to inclement weather, transportation will not be provided to any non-public, special needs or charter school.

02. Two-Hour Delayed Opening:

  • Notification to the media will take place by 5:15 a.m. and notices should broadcast by 5:45 a.m.

  • All staff, including administrators, faculty and support staff, should arrive as close to their regular time as possible, but no later than one hour prior to the arrival of scholars. All employees, with the exception of internal first-responders, are expected to operate on a one-hour delay.

  • All schools will open two hours after they would normally open, with a schedule as follows for scholars:

Student Report Time Class Start Time

Middle School

9:20 a.m. 9:35 a.m.

High School

10:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m.

Drexel Avenue

10:25 a.m. 10:40 a.m.

Park Avenue

10:25 a.m. 10:40 a.m.

Powells Lane

10:25 a.m. 10:40 a.m.

Dryden Street K

10:55 a.m. 11:10 a.m.

Dryden Street Pre-K*

1:00 p.m.** 1:00 p.m.

*There will be no AM Pre-K classes. ** PM Pre-K students report at their normal time.

• Should the WUFSD operate on a two-hour delayed opening schedule, then transportation to non-public, special needs and charter schools will operate on a two-hour delayed schedule.


  • Bus transportation begins two hours later than normal pickup time. Afternoon dismissals and bus schedules beyond the first two hours of the day will remain unchanged.

  • All morning clubs, extra help and other morning activities will be canceled. 03. Weather Contingency Plan:

  • In the case of inclement weather, the District will exercise good judgment to determine whether school will transition to remote instruction or a full closure. A full closure means, with the exception of our internal first responders, our schools and offices are closed to scholars, staff, faculty and administrators.
  • There are two snow days previously built into the calendar (May 27 and 31, 2022). Please be mindful of these two days. Do not pre-plan an extended recess as our school schedule is subject to change.

04. Locating the Information:

  • The District will make every effort to inform families and staff about the possibility of a closure or delay the evening before a weather event. The district will confirm the final decision of a closure or delay on the morning of the weather event via Connect-ED messaging. Information about closure or delay will be conspicuously posted on the district’s website ( and Facebook page (

  • Notification to the media would take place before 5:45 a.m., and notices should broadcast prior to 6 a.m.

  • The following local stations will be notified:

Radio Stations
Television Broadcast Stations

WALK (1370 AM & 97.5 FM)

CW11 (Channel 11)

WBAB (102.3 FM)

FOX (Channel 5)

WBLI (106.1 FM)

News 12 (Channel 12)

WCBS (880 AM)

WABC (Channel 7)

WHLI (1100 AM)

WCBS (Channel 2)

WINS (1010 AM)

WNBC (Channel 4)



05. Early Dismissal:

The District will make every possible effort to call an early dismissal as early as possible. In the rare event where the District will need to dismiss scholars earlier than the normal dismissal time, families will receive notification via Connect-ED as early as possible.