Emergency Closing

Emergency Closings

Inclement Weather/Closing Information

When weather is severe enough to warrant a closure or delayed opening, announcements are made on cooperating radio stations beginning approximately 6:30 a.m. These stations are WCTC (1450 AM), WMGQ (98.3 FM), and New Jersey 101.5 FM. Also the following cooperating tv stations, fox 5 news, nj 12, cbs and wabc. Also check our website and register for honeywell. When school is delayed, regular High School classes start at 9:55, Middle School at 10:05, Bartle at 10:00 and Irving at 10:30. Buses will run on a two-hour delay. Rarely, inclement weather or other unexpected conditions may necessitate the unscheduled early dismissal of pupils. Irving and Bartle School students will be released contingent on emergency plans; every effort will be made to contact parents by telephone, and announcements will be sent to the radio stations above. Bus service will be available to normally eligible students.

Emergency Preparedness

The Highland Park Public Schools works closely with emergency and safety officials at the local, county, state, and federal levels in response to national warnings about potential threats. Depending on the nature and scope of an emergency, school system staff will act at the direction of appropriate emergency management personnel. Our primary goal will be to try and get students home as quickly and safely as possible. However, students may be held in school, dismissed early, or transferred to evacuation sites, depending on the situation and direction of authorities. Parents are advised to pay close attention to public announcements on radio, television, and the District's web site. More information and resources about Emergency Preparedness can be found at http://www.hpschools.net/emerginfo.html.

Delayed Opening Times:
IRVING SCHOOL    10:30-3:00
Pre-K(AM)   10:30-12:00
Pre-K(PM)   1:00-2:30 
BARTLE SCHOOL   10:00-2:30
MIDDLE SCHOOL   10:05-2:50 
HIGH SCHOOL   9:55-2:40 

Early Dismissal Times

IRVING SCHOOL    8:30-12:30
Pre-K(AM)   8:30-10:00
Pre-K(PM)   11:00-12:30 
BARTLE SCHOOL   8:00-12:00 
MIDDLE SCHOOL   7:58-12:32 
 HIGH SCHOOL   7:48-12:22  

The mission of the Highland Park School District is to provide the community with the finest educational services through respect for diversity and commitment to collaboration, continuous improvement, and achievement of excellence.