Emergency Closing Information

When 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 as well as our online communications platforms.

Indian River uses a number of means to quickly get the word out to parents and staff on closings and delays. Our communications channels include our website and social media pages along with our primary communications platform, ParentSquare. Using ParentSquare alerts, the District can rapidly send voice, email, and text (SMS) messages with delay and closing information. Please notify your child's building if you wish to be included in (or excluded from) this service.

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. In the event of an early dismissal, please call the office of your child's school as soon as possible if you will be picking up your child instead of them riding the bus.

The District constantly monitors weather conditions and makes early dismissal, delay, and closure decisions to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and community. We know that weather conditions during winter in the North Country can change suddenly and drastically, so we appreciate your patience and thank you for working with us to keep everyone safe.

Visit or tune in for early dismissal, delay, and closure announcements:

WEB IRCSD Website IRCSD Facebook IRCSD Twitter

RADIO 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

TELEVISION WWNY TV Channel 7 Watertown WWTI TV Channel 50 Watertown WSTM Channel 3 Syracuse Spectrum News