When the weather outside is frightful...parents know it’s not so delightful to navigate school closings. NYC is home to over 1,800 schools, and figuring out which have closings or delays can be frustrating. NYC public schools, luckily enough, offer several ways of keeping families informed about school closings. NYC radio and television stations also provide up-to-date info about delays for both public and private institutions in the city and the greater region.
How to find information for NYC snow days: Parents with kids in public school can take advantage of the Department of Education’s email alert system. Subscribe at schools.nyc.gov for “breaking news” alerts, which will provide info about snow alerts and other changes to the schedule. You can also follow the DOE’s official Twitter account or check outNotify NYC, the city’s official resource for information about emergency events and city services. For info beyond the city’s public schools, either for nearby suburbs or private schools, check out NBC New York’s school closings page or CBS New York’s Tri-State School Closings.
If Gotham is completely covered in the white stuff, however, there’s plenty to do on a snow day: NYC is home, after all, to thebestsledding hillsaround. For more ideas on what to do on that day off, check out ourguide to 50winter activities for kidsin New Yorkand grab a cup of thebesthot chocolatein New York.