Inclement Weather/School Closings and Delays

Inclement Weather/School Closings and Delays
Posted on 02/03/2023
We live in New England, and whether we love them or hate them, snow days may be just around the corner. As such, please review the information contained in this section regarding school closure protocols. State law requires 180 days of instruction and also requires that any school closures (“snow days”) be made up before June 30. In the case of inclement weather or school closure for emergency reasons, information about school closures will be:

-Posted on the District’s website (, the WPS Facebook page (@watertownpublicschools) and the WPS Twitter feed (@watertownschool)
-Emailed to parents and staff from the Superintendent’s office via the District’s messaging service
-Broadcast to the following stations

WCVB Television (Channel 5)
WHDH Television (Channel 7)
NBC Boston (Channel 10 and NECN)
WFXT Television (Channel 25)
WBZ Television (Channel 4)
WBZ Radio (AM 1030)

Some television stations provide a free text alert service notifying of closures and delays (e.g., We will post on the above locations as soon as the decision is made.

More detailed information can be found at this link.