• Emergency Closing Information
     
    The Wharton School District contracts with Honeywell Instant Alert to provide telephone notification to parents in the event of an emergency change in the school schedule. Please contact the main office for information regarding Honeywell Instant Alert set-up.
     
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    Delayed School Opening:

    • A delayed school opening means that school will open for students at 9:55AM. Students should report directly to the area assigned for their particular grade.

    Early Dismissal:

    • An early dismissal results in school dismissing at 12:40PM. Parents should have instructions for their children on the procedures they wish followed in the event of an emergency early dismissal. It is also advisable for parents to have a backup plan that includes neighbors or relatives who will assume responsibility for their children.

     

    In addition to Honeywell and the WBPS website, there are additonial modes of communication are in place to report this information as early and as accurately as possible.

    Radio Stations:

    • WDHA/FM 105.5 WRNJ/AM 1510
    • WHCY/FM 106.3
    • WNNJ/FM 103.7
    • NJ101/FM 101.5 WSUS/FM 102.3

    Television Stations:

    • Channel 12 NJ WABC WNBC

    Flags:

    • Colored flags will be displayed on the flagpole, as well as in the drop-off zone. A red flag signifies an emergency school closing. A yellow flag signifies a delayed school opening.
    • A delayed school opening means that school will open for students at 9:55 AM. Students should report directly to the area designated for their particular grade.
    • An early dismissal results in school dismissing at 12:40 PM. Parents should have instructions for their children on the procedures they wish followed in the event of an emergency early dismissal. It is also advisable for parents to have a backup plan that includes neighbors or relatives who will assume responsibility for their children.
    • Please understand that with emergencies, there is the possibility that telephone lines may be down or jammed up. It can never be guaranteed that all modes of communicating emergency changes in the school schedule will be operational.