Due to emergencies, such as inclement weather, electrical outages, and other unforeseen circumstances, it is sometimes necessary to make changes to the school day for the safety of our students. Please take the time before an emergency arises to develop a contingency plan in the event of a school delay, early dismissal, or cancellation and discuss it with your child. Identified below are multiple information sources that will provide you with changes to the school day; CT Weather Center Cancellations Website, WHPS Source Line, Transportation, Connect ED or Radio and Television stations/websites .
Parents are reminded that regardless of the exact timing of a storm occurring during the school day, the early dismissal schedule is as follows: high school students will get out at 11:00 a.m.; middle school students will get out at 11:45 a.m., and elementary schools students will get out at 1:00 p.m. These early dismissal times will not vary.
CT Weather Center
Please click on the link above to go to the CT Weather Center Cancellations Site.
WHPS Source Line (860) 233-2334
To hear information about the status of West Hartford Public Schools, call (860) 233-2334. The message will be updated throughout the school day as needed to inform you of any changes to the school day and after school activities. Once a message is recorded, the public has immediate access to it.
If a parent has a question about an individual bus delay, the best way to obtain up-to-the-minute information regarding a school vehicle’s location is to contact First Student Inc. at (860) 953-2030, (860) 953-2031. Parents who have children attending out-of-district schools should contact Specialty Transportation at (860) 947-2020.
West Hartford Public Schools utilizes the Connect-ED Rapid Notification Service, which allows school administrations to contact parents by phone within minutes.