JPS 2022-23 Delayed Opening/Closing Information

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Jamestown Public Schools

As the weather begins to change, Jamestown Public Schools may need to delay or close schools due to weather conditions.

If schools are closed or have a delayed opening, JPS will make an announcement on area radio and television stations, and post on the JPS Facebook Page (@JamestownPublicSchools) and JPS Twitter feed (@JamestownSchool).

The district will also communicate with families and staff using its 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. The district encourages families to contact their child’s main office to update their contact information. School closing decisions are based on overall district-wide conditions.

If the district calls a delayed opening, starting times will be affected. When there is a delayed opening, there will be bus runs.

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

  • Elementary Schools – 9:20 a.m.
  • Middle Schools – 9:30 a.m.
  • JHS – 9:00 a.m.

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

  • Elementary Schools – 10:20 a.m.
  • Middle Schools – 10:30 a.m.
  • JHS – 10:00 a.m.

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. In some cases, after-school and evening activities may be canceled. A decision will be made by 1 p.m. and local media will be notified, along with posting on JPS Facebook and Twitter pages, and direct messaging through the district’s communication system.