School Cancellation/Delayed Opening Procedures

  • The following procedures will be followed for a school cancellation/school delay:

    1. A decision will be made as early as possible, preferably between 5:00-5:30 am.

    2. All families and employees will receive a voice call and email via Blackboard Connect.

    3. School cancellations/delays will be announced on Channels 4, 5, 7, NECN & Fox 25.

    4. The no school/delay announcement will be posted on Facebook and the District website.

    Other Important Reminders

    • The Ayer Childcare Program & Shirley Extended Day will both be closed when the schools are closed. ACP & Extended Day follow the delayed opening schedule.

    • AM pre-school sessions are canceled in the event of a delayed opening.

Delayed School Start Times

School 1 Hour Delay 2 Hour Delay
ASRHS 8:50 9:50
ASRMS 8:50 9:50
PHT 9:45 10:45
LAW 9:45 10:45

Early Dismissal

  • It may become necessary to close schools early due to an emergency. In the event of an early or emergency dismissal, all after-school and evening activities will be canceled. In the event of an early or emergency dismissal, it is the responsibility of the parent to have a plan for parent pickup and/or childcare for their child.