Weather-Related Closings

  • When weather conditions develop that warrant the closing or delayed opening of Jamestown Public Schools, they will be announced on area radio and television stations, on the JPS Facebook Page (@JamestownPublicSchools), and the JPS Twitter (@JamestownSchool) feed. The district will also communicate closing information using our direct messaging system. Parents and students can expect to receive telephone, email and text messages on delayed openings or school closings, as long as their contact information is up-to-date in the district’s system. Please contact the main office at your child's school to update your contact information.

    If the district calls a delayed opening, starting times for both in-person and remote morning sessions will be affected. Afternoon sessions and dismissal will continue as regularly scheduled.

    For a one-hour delay, morning sessions will start as follows:

    Elementary Schools - 9:20 a.m.; afternoon session begins at 12:30
    Middle Schools - 9:30 a.m.
    JHS - 9:00 a.m.

    For a two-hour delay, morning sessions will start as follows:

    Elementary Schools - morning session cancelled; afternoon session begins at 12:30
    Middle Schools - 10:30 a.m.
    JHS - 10:00 a.m.

    When there is a delayed opening, there will be bus runs. Please keep in mind that school closing decisions are based on overall district-wide conditions.

    Once schools are in session, they will usually remain open if adverse weather conditions develop during the day. Each household should develop an emergency plan within their own family for any such circumstance. Parents are advised to make sure school officials have the appropriate emergency contact numbers.

    In cases of inclement weather during the school day, after-school and evening activities may be canceled.  A decision will be made by 2 p.m. and local radio stations will be notified, along with posting on JPS Facebook and Twitter pages, and automated telephone call.

    After school programs will be prepared to receive children, will contact parents to encourage early pick up, and will stay with children until a parent arrives.  Because late bus runs will not occur, parents will need to pick up their children as soon as reasonably possible. All other activities including clubs, sports, alternative education, board meetings, etc. will be canceled for that evening.