Inclement Weather Days

Delayed Openings/Snow Days:

During inclement weather, the Superintendent consults with the Melrose Department of Public Works and Melrose Police and Fire on a decision to close schools for the day, delay them for 1 hour, 90 minutes or 2 hours, or possibly dismiss early.

AT THE FRANKLIN EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER:

An example of a one-hour “delayed opening” due to inclement weather is as follows:

Classes normally starting at 8:25 a.m. will start at 9:25 a.m.;

Classes normally starting at 9:00 a.m. will start at 10:00 a.m.

All classes will end at the regular times.

 

An example of a 90 minute “delayed opening” due to inclement weather is as follows:

Classes normally starting at 8:25 a.m. will start at 9:55 a.m.

Classes normally starting at 9:00 a.m. will start at 10:30 a.m.

All classes will end at the regular times.

 

An example of a two-hour “delayed opening” due to inclement weather is as follows:

There will be no school for the 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. classes.

Classes normally starting at 8:25 a.m. will start at 10:25 a.m.

Classes that normally follow a 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. schedule will start at 11:00 a.m.

All classes will end at the regular times.

 

If you utilize the Before School Education Stations Jr. Program, please know that if school is delayed the before school program will not operate.

If school is delayed, an announcement is sent through the ConnectEd phone system and email and posted on the district website as an alert on the top of the page.  An announcement is also made on the following radio and television stations: WBZ Radio 1030 AM and Channel 4 TV, WHDH Radio 850 AM and Channel 7 TV, and WEEI Radio 590 AM and Channel 5 TV.  Local Melrose cable station MMTV posts no school/delays on Channels 3, 15, and 22 on the Comcast Network and Channels 37, 38, and 39 on the Verizon Network.

 

Although we have never dismissed students early, our plan will be to notify parents with an emergency call through ConnectEd.  The Contact 1 and Contact 2 primary phone number and email address that you have provided will be used.

 

Please do not call the Melrose Police Department, Melrose Fire Department or the Melrose School Department to inquire about delayed openings or no school announcements. Many television stations continuously run such announcements at the bottom of the television screen.

 

Please do not call the main office or school offices as no one will be there to answer.

 

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Please take a moment to review the Franklin sidewalk snowplow routes below North Section Snow Routes