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Weather Information

PROCESS FOR WEATHER-RELATED SCHOOL
CLOSURES
PROCESS FOR WEATHER-RELATED SCHOOL
CLOSURES
As temperatures begin to cool, we all know what will soon be on the way – snow.  As such, now is a great time
to remind the Bloomfield Central School District community about the process for school closures due to
inclement weather.
 
First and foremost, the safety of students and staff is always a top priority when making a decision regarding
the closure of school.  With safety as a guiding principle, the decision to close school will be made based on
numerous factors outlined below:
 
 Road conditions reports from transportation staff, town/highway personnel, meteorological experts and
law enforcement agencies
 Amount of snow and ice accumulation
 Whether or not precipitation is continuing
 Building and parking lot conditions
 Temperature and wind chill
 Forecast predictions
 
Early dismissal may be necessary if weather conditions warrant, with a goal of ensuring students are home
safely prior to conditions worsening. 
 
The ultimate decision to close school is that of the superintendent.  The district will make every attempt to
make weather-related decisions in a timely manner.
 
Once an announcement has been made to close school, the decision will be final.  
 
Announcements regarding school closures will be sent out via our messaging system, Remind.  For specific
guidelines regarding Remind notifications and how to update contact information, click here.
 
In addition to Remind, a closure notice will be posted to district social media (Facebook, Twitter) and the
district website.  Local news outlets will be notified of the decision as well. News outlets to monitor for
closure-related information include 13WHAM TV, FOX Rochester, Spectrum News, WROC TV 8, News 10
NBC/WHEC-TV, WHAM 1180, Mix 100.5, Kiss 106.7, Sunny 102.3, Radio 95.1, Fox Sports 1280, 107.3 The
Bull, 92.5 WBEE, 98.9 “The Buzz”, 96.5 WCMF, 98WPXY and 95.7 ESPN/950AM Rochester.
 
Parents/guardians are advised not to call the district regarding weather-related closures unless it is an
emergency.  
 
During the cold days of winter, it is important to remember to bundle up to prepare for being outside for walks
to a bus stop or to school. Warm clothing includes jackets, gloves, scarves, and boots. If your family needs
assistance in the provision of warm, suitable clothing, please contact the Health Office at your child's school. 
 
The district does not take the decision to close school lightly and carefully examines each decision on a case by
case basis.  No perfect decision exists and should parents/guardians feel conditions are unsafe, it is advised to
exercise best judgement to decide if your student should attend school.