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 school-to-home messaging system.

    Social Media

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


    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)
    WABC-TV (Ch. 7)
    Verizon Fios News 12 (Ch. 529)
    WRNN-TV (Ch. 19 - Optimum or Ch. 6 - Verizon Fios)
    News 12 (Optimum TV)
    WCBS (Channel 2 TV)
    WNBC (Channel 4 TV)
    WNYW (Channel 5 TV)