School Closing and Delay Information

  • The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. As such, inclement weather or an unplanned community event such as a power outage, water main break, etc., may necessitate the district to close schools, delay the start of school and/or dismiss students early. Information on closings, delays, or early dismissals will be communicated through the following means as soon as a decision is made:

    • Phone calls, texts and email through the District's automated messaging system.
    • District's website at www.etownschools.org.
    • EASD social media pages through the Facebook and Twitter apps.
    • EASD mobile app 

    For all unplanned school closings, delays, or early dismissals due to an unplanned community event, the District will use the contact information parents have on file with the District as part of its student information system. It is imperative that you provide the District with current phone and textable numbers, as well as an email address.

    Because hazardous weather is more predictable and the decision to close/delay school is typically made in the early morning hours, we ask that parents and guardians voluntarily register to receive an automated call and/or text from the district's winter weather phone notification system. Families need to register each year for this winter weather messaging service.  CLICK HERE for more information on the winter weather phone notification system and to register.
     
    Additionally, the District will also make use of local media outlets to announce schedule changes due to inclement weather or some other community event. If the delay or closing can be determined the evening before, all attempts will be made to contact the media at that time.