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Barnstable Public Schools Procedures for Inclement Weather

Dear BPS Staff, Students, and Families:
Welcome to winter! We want to provide information regarding how we will communicate school cancellation or delay during inclement weather. Our goal is to provide our BPS community with timely information when weather causes a delay or cancellation of school. Sometimes we will be able to send a notification the evening prior, however most times the notification will arrive in the early morning hours after we review latest weather and road reports.
When school is cancelled or delayed, a single district-wide “All Call” will be delivered to the phone number of record for staff and families.  The phone call will go out between 5:45 and 6:00am. BPS community members interested in receiving the information earlier than the phone call can check our district website ( or Twitter (@meg_bps) as the information will be available on those sites as soon as a decision is made. In other words, there may be occasions where we make a decision at 5am, but wait to send the phone call out until 5:45am.
Finally, no notifications indicate school is in session. As always, safety is our priority and we respect the decision parents need to make on inclement weather days.