Dumont Public Schools - School Closing Information
If School Is Going To Be Closed...
If school is going to be closed because of the weather, you will receive a “No School” telephone call via our Emergency CallingSystem.
Also our district web site www.dumontnj.org will indicate a"No School Alert"
The following radio/television and cable channels will also carry school closing information:
NBC - Channel 4 Fox - Channel 5 ABC - Channel 7 News 12 New Jersey - Cablevision Channel 12
WHO IS WATCHING THE WEATHER?
The superintendent and administrative staff carefully watch the weather conditions during seasons of possible inclement weather.
WHERE DO THEY GET THEIR INFORMATION?
Our school district monitors national weather service via broadcast and internet. We also contact the local law enforcement about road conditions. The Dumont Police Department provides us with a report on the road conditions from officers who are out on patrol. This report is typically secured between 4:30am and 5:30am. In making our decision, we give careful consideration to the condition of local streets as well.
WHAT FACTORS ARE CONSIDERED WHEN MAKING THE DECISION TO CLOSE SCHOOL?
The safety of all Dumont's children is our primary concern in making our decision. In deciding whether children will be safe, we look at the following factors:
* Information on road conditions from the director of building and grounds and from law enforcement, including whether roads are icy; * Time snow or ice starts and the amount; * Weather predictions; * Building conditions (e.g., whether schools have power and heat); * Parking lot conditions; * Temperature and wind-chill.
WHO MAKES THE DECISION?
The Superintendent of Schools is responsible for the final decision, based on the above factors and recommendations from the district staff and surrounding Superintendents.
Sirens will not be used to signal school closings.
We request that you do not call the police department for school closing information. During bad weather it is imperative not to tie up their switchboard.