Day Two: School Closures

BY  |  Monday, Oct 31, 2011 12:43pm  |  COMMENTS (6)

Yep, that’s right. Schools are starting to call another closing.

The following schools will be CLOSED on Tuesday, November 1:

Bloomfield Public Schools
Livingston Public Schools

Belleville Public Schools
Chatham Public Schools
Summit Public Schools
West Orange Public Schools
Millburn Public Schools
Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools
Montclair Public Schools
Verona Public Schools
Nutley Public Schools
South Orange – Maplewood Public Schools
Cedar Grove Public Schools
Clifton Public Schools

Delayed Opening

Glen Ridge Public Schools (2 hour delay)

Private Schools:

Mount Saint Dominic Academy in Caldwell
Kent Place School in Summit
Lacordaire Academy in Montclair: Upper School closed due to heating issues / Lower and Middle Schools will be open.
Montclair Community Pre-K
Immaculate Conception High School in Montclair
Aquinas Academy in Livingston
Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit
Park Street Academy


  1. POSTED BY deadeye  |  October 31, 2011 @ 4:59 pm

    Since we got hit fairly hard by the storm I took the day off to run various errands, etc. The amount of tree damage is truly on a major scale. My travels took me all over Montclair, West Orange, Bloomfield, and Glen Ridge, plus a run to Chatham, between late morning and late afternoon. During the day, I saw exactly ONE Montclair tree crew at work on Chestnut St by MHS. Meanwhile in Chatham, it looked like they had pulled out all of the stops in comparison with Loaders, crews with big chippers, and smaller crews driving around with saws and cleaning up smaller branches. Can someone please tell me exactly what the hell is going on and why no one seems to be doing their job? They should be embarrassed.

  2. POSTED BY madisonpark  |  October 31, 2011 @ 7:51 pm

    Immaculate Conception in Montclair is also closed.

  3. POSTED BY Georgette Gilmore  |  October 31, 2011 @ 7:56 pm

    Thanks, we’ve updated.

  4. POSTED BY agideon  |  October 31, 2011 @ 8:31 pm

    So…does someone happen to know what happens if we go over our predicted number of “snow days”? Two in October is pretty daunting.


  5. POSTED BY njgator  |  November 01, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

    Andrew – See below as per the district calendar. I wouldn’t make any solid Spring Break plans just yet.

    “If emergency or snow days are required, any in excess of three (3) will be made up as full days in the following
    sequence: day 4 – May 25
    ; days 5 to 9 – 4/16 to 4/20 in that order as needed. When advisable, a 2 hour delayed
    opening will be used rather than an emergency closing. A delayed opening on an early dismissal Thursday will
    cancel the early dismissal and school will end at the normal time. On delayed opening days, staff is expected at the
    regular time or as soon after as weather permits.”

  6. POSTED BY agideon  |  November 01, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

    @njgator Thanks. And I agree – no plans for Spring Break.


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