Closing, Delay & Early Dismissal Information

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Norwich Public Schools communicates any school closures, delays and early dismissals to parents/guardians through School Messenger and our District Social Media pages. Please ensure that your contact information is up to date with the Registration Office to receive timely notifications through School Messenger. If you are not receiving the School Messenger notifications, contact your child’s school to ensure you are opted in for notifications through text, call and/or email.

You can also sign-up for third party school closure notification through local news outlets (WFSB, FOX 61, WTNH & NBC).

Modified Day Schedules

Transportation

TWO Hour Delay

Transportation will arrive approximately 2 hours later than your child's regular pickup time. This includes "out of town" transportation. Please continue to listen for updates, as a 2-hour delay may become a full cancellation if conditions do not improve as anticipated. 

School CLOSURE

When Norwich Public Schools announces a school closure, there will be no transportation to any schools in Norwich, out-of-town schools, after school programs or evening activities. 

Other Emergencies

There may be instances where it becomes necessary to evacuate the school in order to ensure the safety of our students. Students will be transported to another site where they will continue the school day. Parents will be notified via School Messenger as soon as information is available, and will receive updates throughout the entirety of the event until it is safely resolved. Under the advice of Norwich Police Department, we recommend that school phone lines be kept clear of all incoming calls in order to avoid creating a secondary hazard. 

If deemed safe by emergency personnel, students will be transported home on their regular bus at the end of the school day. “Walker” students will be transported back to their home school where they will be met by parents, or walk home along their regular route. Students enrolled in the before and after school program will be transported back to the school.

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