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Emergency Closing / Delayed Opening

If it becomes necessary during the course of this school year to close school or to delay opening because of inclement weather or other emergencies, announcements will be made on the following television stations: WCBS - Channel 2 and WABC - Channel 7; and an announcement will also be posted on our website: www.northbergen.k12.nj.us

In addition to the announcements above, the North Bergen School District will call all students home phone numbers and any other numbers registered for notification purposes.  If you are not receiving this call, please contact your child's school to make sure the phone number on file is correct. You will also receive an automated email message if you have updated your contact email information.  

Parents are urged not to call the North Bergen Police Headquarters for information concerning the closing of schools or a delayed opening since these calls tie up telephone lines which are needed to be free for use on police matters and other emergencies.



Delayed opening means all elementary schools will open at 10:00 A.M. Kindergarten through eighth grade students will report to their home room class at 10:00 A.M. Their lunch time will be according to their regular schedule. Elementary students will be dismissed at 3:00 P. M.

High School students with a first period will start class at 10:30 A.M. Students who start after first period will start with homeroom at 11:12 A.M. There will be no 2nd, 3rd and 9th period classes and all students will be dismissed according to their regular schedule.


A.M. classes will be canceled.

P.M. classes will begin at 12:30 P.M. and end at 3:00 P. M.

Gifted and Talented Special Programs

All A.M. Gifted and Talented Special Programs will be canceled on a delayed opening day. (Accelerated Math, PEAK, etc.)

All P.M. Gifted and Talented Programs will follow the regular schedule.


The bus schedule for our bus students will be as follows:

High School Students on the Kennedy Boulevard route will be picked up starting at 9:40 A.M. for all Period 1 students.  All other students will be picked up at 10:20am.

Elementary Students – buses will pick up students one hour later than the regular time schedule. In other words, if your child takes the bus at 8:15 A.M. regularly, on a delayed opening day your child will take the bus at 9:15 A.M.

Please be on time for the buses. If your child is late for the designated pick up you will be responsible to bring your child to school.