Delays & Early Dismissals
SNN users asked not to
rely solely on texts until system is fixed
Emergency closing info
available from many sources
Technical problems that kept many SNN cell phone users
from receiving the two-hour delay notice on February 27
have not been resolved. The District was informed by
Capital Region BOCES, which operates the SNN System,
that the text messages were delayed by the cell phone
carriers. Some SNN users received the text message
shortly after it was sent at 5 a.m. Others did not
receive the notice until much later in the day. The
problem did not impact the SNN email messages, which
were delivered immediately.
BOCES is continuing to work on determining why some
messages were delayed. With the possibility of inclement
weather on either Thursday or Friday, the District wants
to remind everyone that we use multiple means to inform
the community about school closings/delays/early
releases. Until this technical problem is fully
resolved, we recommend that SNN cell phone users seek
information from the District web site (www.pjschools.org),
District Facebook Page, SNN Email and the TV and radio
stations listed below.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for
your cooperation while BOCES works to fix the problem.
|When school's out, don't be left out in
Want to be one of the first to know
about school closings and delays? Parents
can sign up to receive
(School News Notifier) text messages and/or email alerts
about early dismissals, inclement weather delays, and other
to sign-up for School News
Sources for School Closings/Delays/Early Releases:
- Cable Ch. 20
FM 104.7 (K104)
parents of satellite school students:
Click here for the list of web
sites and radio stations that carry school closing and delay
announcements for students who attend satellite schools.
The decision to delay the opening of school, dismiss early, or
close school for the day due to weather conditions is never an
easy one. Our priority is always the safety of the children. When Port Jervis is forced to close or delay
schools or to dismiss students early due to inclement weather or
other emergency conditions, that information is reported here,
on the district web site, and on local radio and television
Parents are asked to please try
avoid calling the school offices for this information since it
is important to keep phone lines free in case of emergency.
Port Jervis uses an automated
emergency telephone system to quickly notify all student
households about snow days, two-hour
delays and early dismissals.
The system allows the
district to automatically call all of the 3,400-plus
contacts in its SchoolTool student information system.
To ensure you receive a call, please make sure the
contact information on your student's record is up to date.
Have a plan for early
When there's an early dismissal due to bad weather, high school
students are released first, followed by middle school and then
elementary students. No matter what grade level your children
are, parents are reminded to make sure that all school-age
children know what to do in case of an early dismissal.
Make arrangements with a sitter,
neighbor, friend, or relative who can be called on in such
situations - and review your plans with your children on a