Hilton Central Schools' Emergency
Alerts: School Closings and other Emergencies
Safety in the Hilton Central School District
The Hilton Central School
District will contact the local media when bad
weather or any other emergency situation forces the
closing of district schools; the information will be
communicated as soon as possible to both TV and
radio media including YNN NEWS CH 9; WROC TV-8; WHEC
TV-10; WHAM TV-13; FOX News; WHAM 1180-AM; etc. A
message is also placed on the District¹s Main
Telephone Number voicemail message, 585-392-1000, as
soon as possible. The decision to close school in
weather-related situations will normally be made no
later than 6:30 a.m. in most cases, prior to the
school buses being sent on the road. Most TV and
radio stations carry school closing information.
When schools are closed for weather-related conditions, all
other activities including interscholastic sports; YMCA
Child Care; sports practice, athletic events; Aquatic
Center, student activities; Community Education; and
community-related classes and activities may be cancelled.
Early Dismissal . . . Have a
Plan in Place and Be Sure to Communicate this to your
Children In the event of an early dismissal of
students during the school day due to loss of power, loss of
water, or other emergency situation, there are procedures in
place to transport students home. This information will be
communicated as soon as possible to both TV and radio media.
A message is also placed on the District Main Telephone
Number, 392-1000. It is the responsibility of parents or
guardians to make the final decision regarding school
attendance. If parents feel the weather is too severe,
they have the right to keep their children home. In this
instance, it is essential that the parent contact the school
to alert them of their children’s absence and to make
arrangements for missed work.
Emergency Closing Data Card
Each year parents indicate a course of action to be taken on
the Emergency Closing Data Card which is completed for all
K-6 students, and updated every year for grades 7-12. This
will assist you and the schools in making appropriate plans
for each child. Please take this opportunity to talk to your
child. Make sure your child knows where to go in your
neighborhood if the parent or caregiver is not at home.
New York Alert
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alerts and highway closings, etc. across New York State.