235 Pine Tavern Road
Monroeville, NJ 08343
856-358-8163


 
 
School Closing Information

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Our district staff understands that the decision to open or close schools in bad weather has a big effect on families.  We also understand that our students are better served - both academically and socially - by being in school.  But as always, our top priority is the safety of our students.

HOW DO WE MAKE OUR DECISION?

Please understand that the decision to close or delay the opening of school or call for an early dismissal in bad weather is based on a careful analysis of all relevant factors, such as:

  • Information on road conditions: Careful consideration is given to the most dangerous roads in the district. Even if your road looks clear, travel elsewhere in the district may be dangerous
  • Amount of snow and ice accumulated
  • Whether precipitation is continuing
  • Building conditions:  Such as whether we have electricity and heat
  • Parking lot conditions: Administrators talk to maintenance & custodial staff members who are responsible for clearing & treating school parking lots & sidewalks
  • Temperature and wind chill
  • Weather predictions: We prefer not making our decision based on weather predictions, which are not always accurate. However, sometimes this is unavoidable
  • What other school districts are doing: We also share information with other local districts and check whether they are opening or closing

SCHOOL CLOSING OPTIONS

  • All Day Closing
    8:45 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.
    All evening and Latchkey activities will be canceled unless otherwise indicated.
     
  • One Hour Delay
    9:45 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.
    Bus pickup times will be exactly one hour later.
     
  • Two Hour Delay
    10:45 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.
    Bus pickup times will be exactly two hours later.
  • Early Dismissal
    1:00 p.m.
    All evening and Latchkey activities will be canceled unless otherwise indicated.

PLACES TO SEE / HEAR CLOSING ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Blackboard Connect
    The Blackboard Connect messaging system will contact parents/guardians via phone call, message and/or email.
    PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION IS UP-TO-DATE!!!
     
  • Televison
    Channels  3 ,   6 10 29  
    ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX
     
  • Radio 
    KYW (Philadelphia) 1060 AM
     
  • Upper Pittsgrove School Facebook  and Instagram