School Closings

Delayed Opening/Inclement Weather

Inclement weather may force the closing of schools or delayed opening of one or two hours.  Local TV and radio stations are the best source of NO SCHOOL notices. Announcements are made on these stations: 

  • WBZ, CH 4

  • WCVB, CH 5

  • WHDH, CH 7 

The BPS website will also provide information, and the district will use our communication avenues to alert families.  There will be days on which parents, particularly parents of elementary school students, might feel that their children should be kept home because of weather. Although such absences are a parental responsibility and will be recorded as absences for the child, school authorities understand such decisions, provided they are implemented with discretion and care.

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 9:50 AM.) or one-and-a-half hours later (school will start at 10:20 AM). Dismissal at the end of the day will remain the same as usual.

Usual Time

  • Outside Supervision - 8:35 AM

  • Doors Open - 8:45 AM

  • Instruction Begins - 8:50 AM

One hour delay Time

  • Outside Supervision - 9:35 AM

  • Doors Open - 9:45 AM

  • Instruction Begins - 9:50 AM

One and a Half Hours Delay Time

  • Outside Supervision - 10:05 AM

  • Doors Open - 10:15 AM

  • Instruction Begins - 10:20 AM

For more information visit BPS Closing information page