School Closures

School Closing Policy Due to Inclement Weather

Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York follow the policy of local public schools when closing due to inclement weather, loss of power or other issues.

In addition to following the lead of New York City public schools, Catholic schools in the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island, may find it necessary to make closure decisions based on local situations. That said, all closure decisions must be approved by the Superintendent of Schools.

Ascension School utilizes the IRIS Alert System to notify parents directly about delayed openings and closures due to weather. Individual schools notify local TV, cable and radio channels directly as soon as a decision to close or delay opening is made.