The following outlines our crisis management/emergency response plans as well as our procedures for emergency school closings, delayed openings, and early dismissals.
Proactive Approach to Crisis Management
For several years we have had crisis management/emergency response plans. The plan covers natural disasters, technological disasters, and national security crises and also details evacuation and lockdown procedures. Our district and building crisis management (CM) teams, the police department, and appropriate borough/county emergency management personnel review these plans periodically. In fact, our district CM team developed a flipchart so that staff members have simple, easy access to the appropriate procedures.
Weather and Emergency Closings, Delayed Openings, and Early Dismissals
If the weather or an emergency forces us to close schools, we shall notify families via the district’s automated phone system. In addition, we shall attempt to have announcements made by the local radio/television stations: WBUD (FM-101.5/AM-1260); WCTC (FM-98.3/AM 1450); Community Radio Station (AM-1630); WCBS-TV (Channel 2); WNBC-TV (Channel 4); WABC-TV (Channel 7); Fox-TV (Channel 5); News 12 NJ-Comcast TV (Channel 62). You may also call the school for a taped announcement or check the district website: (www.nplainfield.org). Announcements will be made between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
When a delayed opening is required, announcements are made over the stations listed above. Schools open at 10:00 AM when there is a delayed opening.
Grades K-12 are dismissed at the regularly scheduled times. When we have a delayed opening, the breakfast program is not offered. The regular lunch program is offered, but the menu may be modified.
Special Education Classes
Parents of special education children who are transported to school will receive separate information from the Department of Transportation.
Gifted and Talented Program
G&T classes are canceled on delayed opening days