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Closures / Delayed Opening / Early Dismissal

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, the following will occur:  

  • an announcement will be posted on the district website: www.northbergen.k12.nj.us
  • an announcement will be made on the following television stations: WCBS - Channel 2, Fox -5, NBC -4  and WABC -7 
  • an automated Notification will be sent via phone call, email and/or text (SMS) message to contact numbers registered for notification purposes 
  • If you are not receiving these alerts, please contact the main office of your child's school to verify the information on file is correct for Notification calls, text message, and email. 
  • 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.



Elementary Schools  

  • There will be a 90-minute delay to the school day. 
  • Schools will open it's doors at 10: 00 AM.
  • Staff will report at 10:00 AM. 
  • Students will start class at 10:30 A.M.
  • Lunch periods will be according to the regular schedule.
  • Student dismissal will be at 3:00 P. M.
High School
  • Staff will report at 10:00 AM. 
  • HS students with a first period will start class at 10:30 A.M.
  • HS 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.
  • HS students will be dismissed according to their regular schedule.
  • Link to High School Delayed Opening 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

  • A.M. G&T Programs will be canceled on a delayed opening day. (Accelerated Math, PEAK, etc.)
  • P.M. G&T Programs will follow the regular schedule



Elementary Bus Students: 

  • Buses will pick up students 90-minutes later than the regular time schedule. 
  • For example, if your child takes the bus at 8:15 A.M. regularly, on a delayed opening day your child will take the bus at 9:45 A.M.


High School Bus Students:

  • Bus pickup for Period 1 HS students starts at  9:40 A.M. 
  • All other HS students bus pick up is at 10:20 A.M. 


Parents: 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.


Early Dismissal - One Session Day

Elementary School Dismissal is at 1pm.
NBHS Dismissal is as follows:
9th period ends at 11:56 PM
10th period ends at 12:39 PM