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Mary Lee Burbank Elementary School
266 School Street | Belmont, MA 02478
phone: 617 - 993 - 5500
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Snow Days or Other Emergencies - No School All Day, All Schools, K-12

Radio announcements are given as early as possible over stations:

WBZ, WEEI, WHDH, WRKO, WBUR, WCRB and others.

 System-wide information about school closings

Delayed Opening
 
The Superintendent will consider a delayed opening of up to 90 minutes as a response to inclement weather or other emergency condition. When storm conditions are such that road and sidewalks would be safe an hour or an-hour-and-a-half after the usual starting time, but not earlier; such a decision is likely to be made. 

Any decision to open with a delay will be communicated to the public in the same manner as a no-school announcement. The announcement will indicate the amount of time the school opening will be delayed -- either one hour later (school will start at 9:40a.m.) or one-and-a-half hours later (school will start at 10:10a.m.).  Dismissal at the end of the day will remain the same as usual.
 
Emergency Closing of School and School Announcements
 
Please note the message from the Superintendent regarding storm days, which can be found on the school calendar. Usually, once school is in session, pupils are not dismissed until the end of the regular school day.

If it becomes necessary to close the school during the school day, because of a heating breakdown or other emergency, pupils will walk with their teachers to the Wellington School located on School Street near Common Street.  Pupils will be housed at Wellington for the remainder of the school day and lunch will be served there.

Parents will be notified of this move as soon as possible by the Belmont Public School automated emergency system.  Parents have the option to pick up their children at the Wellington to take them home.

Children will walk from the Wellington School to Burbank toward the end of the school day and be dismissed from the Burbank school grounds at dismissal time.

updated: 1/9/2019 by webmaster
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