With the winter weather season approaching, please take a moment to review Chenango Valley Central School District’s winter weather closing, delay, and early dismissal procedures to help ensure the safety of our students and staff.
Careful regard for safety is made when considering snow, ice, and other weather-related delays or closings. Contact is made with local town highway departments, input from the National Weather Service is considered, and discussions are held with our transportation department and other area school districts.
Notifications for Chenango Valley Central School District delays, closings, and early dismissals are:
- Shared with local media.
- Sent through our automated calling system (these voice messages are sent to the phone numbers of students’ primary contacts).
- Posted on the top of our website (www.cvcsd.stier.org) and on our mobile app.
- Sent through the district’s opt-in emergency alert system (which includes an email and/or text message alert notification). Please make sure that you are signed up for our opt-in text/email emergency alert notifications and that your information is updated. Visit http://www.cvcsd.stier.org/PortalLogin.aspx for details.
Definitions of Closings/Delays/Early Dismissals
A school closing means that schools are closed for that calendar day. When school is closed due to inclement weather, there will not be extracurricular activities such as meetings, practices, and contests.
With a one- or two-hour delay schedule, your child’s school day will begin one or two hours after the regular start time. Dismissal times remain the same. If there is a two-hour delay in the morning, there are no AM pre-K classes. Full-day pre-K classes follow the two-hour delay schedule with dismissal at the normal full-day time.
In the event that a three-hour delay schedule is utilized, your child’s school day will start three hours after the usual start time with dismissal times staying the same. A three-hour delay schedule would be utilized only if weather conditions forecasted indicate a significant improvement that would allow road crews the time needed to make our roadways safe for travel. In addition, a three-hour delay may assist us in preventing changes to planned vacation days already on our school calendar. If there is a three-hour delay in the morning, there will be no AM pre-K classes. Full-day pre-K classes will follow a three-hour delay schedule with dismissal at the normal full-day time.
If there is an early dismissal due to potentially dangerous weather conditions, all extracurricular activities will be canceled. Please make sure that you have a plan in place for situations where your child may be released early.