Emergency Closing Info

Emergency Closing Information: Weather Related Schedule Changes

NPS uses multiple methods of communicating weather-related schedule changes*. Our rapid notification system begins sending messages 6:00am, however, most decisions to delay or cancel are made by 5:15am and posted on our website and the 4 major television stations listed below. Please tune in to one of the media stations listed below if you would like to know the status before 6:00am, most media stations have text alert systems that you can sign up for as well.

Television Stations

Channel 3 (CBS) - WFSB

Channel 8 (ABC) - WTNH

Channel 30 (NBC) - NBC Connecticut

Channel 61 (FOX) - FOX61


*Text message notifications are available as part of the District's rapid notification system.  This feature is only available to those who "opt in" to receive these notifications.  You may "opt-in" at any time sending a text message of "Y" or "Yes" to 67587.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.  Note:  Cell phone number(s) must be in PowerSchool to be eligible for this feature.

Delayed Opening Schedules & Calculating Times for the Bus Stop

To avoid confusion with multiple delayed opening schedules, Newington and many other surrounding communities have gone to a single delay schedule for inclement weather. In Newington, we use a two-hour delay schedule; this applies to all normal operations of the school district, including bus transportation schedules, and bus stops. For bus stop times, simply add two hours to the regular time and you have your new time. The school day schedules are listed below:

Regular Schedule

High School 7:34am - 2:20pm

Middle Schools 8:05am - 2:50pm

Elementary Schools 8:40am - 3:25pm

Two-Hour Delay Schedule

High School 9:34am - 2:20pm

Middle Schools 10:05am - 2:50pm

Elementary Schools 10:40am - 3:25pm

Bus Schedules on Delayed Opening Days: Add two hours to regular pick up time.