Schools Closed Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Chancellor Klein Announces Schools Closure Tomorrow

Due to anticipated inclement weather conditions, all New York City public schools will be closed tomorrow, February 10, 2010. All after-school activities, PSAL events, and all other events taking place in school buildings will also be cancelled. While travel conditions to school in the morning may not be difficult, the weather is expected to worsen as the day progresses, complicating dismissal. We are making this decision today to give parents as much time as possible to make alternative plans for tomorrow.

Within the last hour, the Mayor’s Press Office announced that all NYC public schools will be CLOSED TOMORROW due to the impending snowstorm.  The Mayor will be holding a televised press conference at 1 pm today to discuss the plans for tomorrow’s storm.  The snow is not expected to be heavy in the morning, but by mid-day it is expected to reach blizzard conditions in NYC.  The schools are being closed because of worries that even if the students could get to schools in the morning, they would not be able to get safely home in the afternoon.  It is highly unusual for DoE to declare a “Snow Day” one day in advance. 

Please look on the DOE Web-site for this announcement, also call your child’s school to receive instructions and speak to the Principal and /or Parent Coordinator regarding the announcement and what steps to take regarding the closure. http://schools.nyc.gov/default.htm

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