Emergency Closing Information

A resource for school cancellations, delays, and early dismissals

schoolWhen weather conditions or other emergency situations dictate, we may cancel or delay school if school has not already begun. Also, we may close school if school has already started. Under these conditions, personal contact with each parent is virtually impossible. Therefore, we urge parents to be aware that emergency cancellations or closing announcements are made via local radio and television stations.

When the district announces a one- or two-hour delay, this means that buses will be dispatched starting one or two hours later than normal. Parents should be aware that any other delays the bus experiences en route can make it even later. Furthermore, when school is forced to close early and your child needs to go to another person’s home for temporary care, you must have the information on file with the office at the building where your child attends school.

Please keep in mind, Indian River Central School consists of:

Antwerp Primary School
Calcium Primary School
Evans Mills Primary School
Philadelphia Primary School
Theresa Primary School
Indian River Intermediate School
Indian River Middle School
Indian River High School

Indian River uses a number of means to quickly get the word out to parents and staff on closings and delays. The District subscribes to a "robo-call" service where voice messages are rapidly sent. You can also receive text (SMS) and email messages with closing information. Please notify your child's building if you wish to be included (or excluded) from this service.

You can also tune in to the following stations for delay and closing announcements:

WTNY-AM 790 Watertown
WSLU-FM 89.5 Canton
WPAC-FM 92.5 Gouverneur
WFRY-FM 97.5 Watertown
WOTT-FM 100.7 Watertown
WBDR-FM 102.7 Watertown
WNCQ-FM 102.9 Watertown
WATN-AM 1240 Watertown
WIGS-AM 1400 Gouverneur
WCIZ-FM 93.3 Watertown
WTOJ-FM 103.1 Watertown

WWNY TV Channel 7 Watertown
WWTI TV Channel 50 Watertown
TWC NEWS Time Warner Cable
WSTM Channel 3 Syracuse


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