• School Closing Alerts

     

    In the event of an emergency closing or delayed opening, information will be announced by:

     


    In the event of a delayed opening or early dismissal, Hilltop School and Mountain View School will follow this schedule:

    • Delayed Opening:  10:30am

    • Early Dismissal:  1:00pm



    When decisions need to be made regarding delayed openings or school closings, here is an overview of the process our schools use:

    • The superintendents in Mendham Twp, Mendham Borough, Chester, Long Valley and the high schools start to confer the day before snow is expected to share the information we have.
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    • We confer with local police departments concerning road conditions. In Mendham, the ability of our four-person snow removal team, fortunately supported by borough crews in the parking lots and on the roads, is a serious factor. Staff members commute over many routes, so generalizing is impossible, but commuting conditions are weighed.
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    • Several districts subscribe to local weather services, and they generously share the data they receive.
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    • At 4:00 a.m. we initiate conference calls to discuss the situation. It is particularly pertinent for our district to plan with Mendham Twp, which supplies our buses. Mendham Township’s transportation department is consulted.
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    • We seek a mutual decision by 5:00 a.m. (if mutual action is appropriate to the conditions).
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    • We record announcements of schedule changes and arrange delivery for phone-blast messages at more reasonable times for staff members and families. The police, township road department, our Webmaster, and radio and TV stations are alerted.
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