Emergency/School Closing Information

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Except in cases of emergency or action by the Board of Education, school will be kept open according to the school calendar. The emergency closing of school is usually due to extremely hazardous weather conditions. Parents will be notified as follows:
  • The local fire whistle will blow one blast at 7:00 A. M.
  • You will be contacted by the district emergency communication system (Please be sure to keep your contact information up-to-date in the Parent Portal)
  • Via the district website at https://www.rivervaleschools.com/ and smart phone app (if installed)
  • For school closing information please do not call the Police Department
  • Information concerning emergency school closings may also be obtained by calling 201-358-4000
Emergency Communication System
From time to time, the district will need to reach parents to alert them of school closings, delayed openings, etc. Anyone listed as a guardian in the Genesis Parent Portal will be contacted on their home phone, mobile phone (if provided) and email address.

How to opt-in for text messaging on your mobile phone




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In the event of a school closing, all extracurricular activities, practices and child care programs are cancelled. 


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DELAYED SCHOOL OPENING

The option of calling for a delayed opening of school due to inclement weather conditions is made on a regional basis and only when it is apparent that weather related conditions, such as icy roads, will dramatically improve during the a.m. hours.

All starting times including bus pickups and reporting times for students and staff will be delayed 1 1/2 hours (90 minutes). The following schedule of reporting and dismissal times will be in effect (to the extent possible):


Students Regular Schedule Students Delayed Schedule
I. Elementary

School:
Begins:
Dismissal:
8:45
3:05
10:15
3:05
II. Middle School

Students Report:
Dismiss:
8:00
2:50
9:30
2:50

All student bus pickups will be at the regularly designed stops, but 1 1/2 hours later (90 minutes) than the usual pickup. This includes all students transported from out of region districts.

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EARLY RELEASE/ONE SESSION SCHEDULE
In the event the district requires an Early Release/One Session Day the following schedule will be followed:
Holdrum Middle School will release at 12:40 P. M.
Roberge and Woodside Schools will release at 1:00 P. M.
Click here for Pre-School Schedule.
Please be reminded that there will be no lunch on early release/one session days.
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