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Inclement Weather & Emergency Dismissal Policy


REGULAR SCHEDULE:  St. James School Only

  • Doors Open:  7:30 a.m. – Tardy (Parent must sign-in in office): 7:55 a.m.
  • Dismissal is at 2:10 p.m.
  • After School Program operates on regular days from 2:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Preschool opens at 8:00 a.m. with dismissal at 11:30 a.m.
  • Preschool Extended Day dismiss at either 2:00 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.

SCHOOL CANCELLATIONS:  Follow Stratford Schools

Please listen to local TV/Radio  broadcasts should the weather be questionable when you get up on a school morning.  We follow the town of Stratford.  If Stratford cancels school, so do we!  Please listen carefully as many have confused the town of Stafford with the town of Stratford.

SCHOOL DELAY:  2 HOUR Delay

If we start late, the doors will open at 9:30 a.m.  NO child may be dropped at school earlier than 9:30 a.m.  AM Preschool class begins at 9:30 a.m.  All other grades begin at 9:50 a.m. Any student arriving after 9:50 must be signed-in tardy.  There is no change to dismissal times.  Afternoon Preschool follows the usual schedule.  There is aftercare and after school when we experience a delay.

PLANNED EARLY DISMISSAL: 11:25 a.m. 

On regularly scheduled half days dismissal time is 11:25 a.m.  These dates appear on the academic calendar.

EMERGENCY EARLY DISMISSAL DUE TO BAD WEATHER:  11:25 a.m.

On any day that we begin school and bad weather or some other situation requires the town to call an unexpected early dismissal, we will dismiss at 11:25 a.m.  In the case of early unplanned dismissal, we will send a text and phone alert to all parents.  Bus service is still provided at 11:30 a.m.  THERE IS NO AFTER SCHOOL OR EXTENDED DAY PRESCHOOL IF WE DISMISS EARLY.  All after school and extended day programs will close.  All students MUST be picked up at 11:25 a.m.

TUNE IN!

We recommend you tune into radio stations WICC-600 A.M., WEBE-108 FM, or WEZN-999.9 FM and Channel 3, 6 or 12 TV News.  We will also post all schedule changes on our website as soon as we know.

WEATHER CANCELLATION/DELAY DETAIL LINKS: 

Town of Stratford postings: http://www.stratfordk12.org/

On-line closings/postings:  http://wtnh.com/closings/?closings_cat=school

On-line weather:  www.ctweather.com

EMERGENCY BROADCAST/PAGE SYSTEM:

We will email and text you in an emergency situation or in the event of an unplanned early dismissal.  The message may come from an undetermined phone number, however will clearly identify St. James School in the header or the first line of text.