Cancellations & Delays

STATUS: Normal Operations.
School Cancellations, Delayed Openings, Early Dismissals:

It is the responsibility of parents/guardians to determine whether it is appropriate to send their children to school during inclement weather when school is in session. Schools in the Regional School District will only be closed when transportation by school bus is determined to be unsafe by school officials, local police, and town highway departments.

Announcements concerning the cancellation of school, delayed opening of school in the morning, or early dismissal of students are made through the following media:

Radio Stations

WHYN (56 AM, 93 FM) Springfield
WTAG (580 AM) Worcester
WSRS (96.1 FM) Worcester
WXLO (104.5 FM) Worcester
WESO (970 AM) Southbridge

Television Stations
WBZ-TV (Channel 4) Boston
WCVB-TV (Channel 5) Boston
WHDH-TV (Channel 7) Boston
WWLP-TV (Channel 22) Springfield

Website Links to Check School Closing Status

Delayed Openings are an alternative to canceling school. Announcements of delayed openings are usually made by 6:30 AM. 
Cancellation of afternoon Project LEAP and Kindergarten sessions are usually announced by 11:00 AM.

Delayed Opening:
Monday - Morning sessions of Project LEAP (preschool) and Kindergarten at Warren Community Elementary School and West Brookfield Elementary Schools are canceled.
Tuesday - Friday - Morning sessions of Project LEAP (preschool) are canceled.

Early Dismissal:
Monday - Afternoon sessions of Project LEAP (preschool) and Kindergarten are canceled.
Tuesday - Friday - Afternoon session of Project LEAP (preschool) is canceled.

Please do not telephone school offices, police or fire departments, or radio stations since telephone lines are needed during winter storms to coordinate operations. It is recommended that parents arrange for children to have a key to the house or stay at a neighbor's house if parents are working or not at home. Middle and high school students are released before elementary age children for safety purposes.