South Orangetown Central School District

Closings, Delays & Early Dismissals

Students’ safety and welfare is the District’s primary concern at all times. The decision to close or delay school opening is made by 5:30am. Determinations are made according to conditions within the district. If weather conditions worsen or other situations arise during the school day, an early dismissal decision may be made. Notifications for closings, delays and early dismissals are sent to staff and families via SchoolMessenger phone and email messages, posted on the District homepage and announced by the following media outlets:

  • Radio: WCBS/880 AM, WFAS/94.3 FM & 1230 AM, WLNA/1420 AM, WHUD/100.7 FM, WBNR/1260 AM and WRCR/1700 AM
  • Television: WCBS/Channel 2, WNBC/Channel 4, FOX/Channel 5, WABC/Channel 7, News12 and FIOS1

Families are strongly encouraged to have a child care plan in place in the event that school is delayed, canceled or dismissed early. 

For delayed start times, view the School Hours page.