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Emergency Closing Information

The Swedesboro-Woolwich Public Schools





The school district will announce school closings, early dismissal and delayed openings via the radio and television as well as the districts website;

Tune to TV channels 3, 6, or 10 or listen to KYW radio 1060 for information regarding;

1. Cancellation of the school day

2. One hour delay

3. Early dismissal

As part of the notification process, parents should tune in to the television and radio stations previously noted. In addition, the Global Communication System will go into effect. School Messenger will automatically call all students home telephone numbers. Only in the event of an early dismissal, if the School Messenger System reaches an answering machine, a staff member will attempt to contact parents at their work/emergency telephone numbers. However, parents should be advised that breakdowns occasionally do occur. Please be prepared to follow your personal emergency plan for the pick up of your child or the meeting of him/her at his/her assigned bus stop.

The cancellation of the entire school day- Please note that the school district will contact parents at approximately 6:00 AM utilizing the SchoolMessenger Communication System. Decisions to close school are communicated to the media by 5:30 AM. As a result, school-closing information should be broadcast by the media by 6:30 AM. Furthermore, please feel free to access our school web site at

A one-hour delay to the start of the school dayAgain, notification of this decision will be communicated to parents in the same manner as noted above. With respect to transportation, student pick up will be in the usual location but will be one-hour later than the normal operating day. The one-hour delay schedule is noted on each school webpage under School Info

An early dismissal prior to the regular dismissal time- In the event of this situation, the decision to close school early will be made by 11:30 AM. Should you have a question as to whether the schools are closing in the district, parents are requested access the district website at  Furthermore, as part of the notification process, parents should tune into the television and radio stations previously noted. Please be prepared to follow your personal emergency plan for the pickup of your children or the meeting of them at their assigned bus stop.