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District Emergency Protocols

Weather Delays / Closings

The decision to change school schedules is made after careful review of information collected from the local police, highway and school maintenance departments, and our transportation company. Road conditions, sidewalk status, precipitation, temperatures and forecasts are all considered when making a determination to delay or close school. In some circumstances, a delay may be upgraded to a school closing. Information related to delayed openings and school closures is also broadcasted on the television stations below, typically by 5:30 a.m. As always, the safety of our children is the priority factor in all decision making.

Winter Weather Procedures - 2023 Letter - PDF

School Messenger Alerts

The District uses an electronic communication system called SchoolMessenger to manage notifications. The system is used to make phone calls, and send emails and texts, about school closings/delays, emergencies, alerts, and general notifications.

Early Closing and Delayed Opening Schedule
  Early Closing Time Delayed Opening Time (2  Hour) Delayed Opening Time (3 Hour)
Suffield High School 10:45 am 9:30 am 10:30 am
Suffield Middle School 10:45 am 9:30 am 10:30 am
McAlister Intermediate School 11:50 am 10:35 am 11:35 am
A. Ward Spaulding School 11:50 am 10:35 am 11:35 am