Emergency School Closing / Delayed Opening

  • If a decision is made to delay the opening of schoool, to close for the day, or to cancel after-school and weekend activities, information is rapidly distributed to the school community via these communications channels:


    A notice is prominently placed in a red background across the top of the homepage, and on each school's website.


    Phone calls are made to families via the Blackboard Connect school-to-home messaging system.

    Social Media

    Information is shared via the Districts's official Facebook page, and Twitter news feed. Be sure to join these communities by "liking" on Facebook, and following on Twitter.


    If you are not already a subscriber to the YPS News email service, please sign up by using the form to the right ---> (the form is "below" on your mobile phone). Emails are sent within minutes of any decision to delay, close or cancel. Gmail users: if you subscribe and do not see messages from YPS News, please look in the Promotions tab, or in your Spam folder.


    The District's education channel features the news prominently. Find it on Cablevision Channel 75 and Verizon FiOS Channel 38.

    Local Radio and Television

    These radio and television stations include information about Yonkers Public Schools in their weather closing announcements:

    WCBS (880 AM)

    WINS (1010 AM)

    WHUD (100.7 FM)

    News 12-TV (Ch. 12 - Cablevision)

    WNBC-TV (Ch. 4)

    WABC-TV (Ch. 7)

    WNYW-TV (Ch. 5)

    WRNN-TV (Ch. 501 or 1 Verizon FiOS)

    WCBS-TV (Ch. 2)




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