In the event that inclement weather creates a transportation or other safety hazard for students, school will be cancelled or delayed. In addition, certain emergencies may require students to be dismissed early.
We make our own decision regarding closings and delays. We do NOT follow Durham Public School's schedule. Please look for announcements specifically for Central Park School for Children.
Delays or Closings
Delayed Openings and Closings are announced in the following ways (by 7 am for late opening):
- on the home page of our website (www.cpscNC.org)
- on the school's voicemail system (call the school at 682-1200)
- and on the following TV and radio stations:
WRAL - channel 5 - WRAL.com
WNCN - channel 17 - NBC17.com
WPTF - channel 28
WTVD - channel 11
WPTF - AM 680
WQDR - FM 94.7
WUNC - FM 91.5
Since we do not have buses, we will be open more often than regular public schools during inclement weather. Parents must therefore use their own judgment (considering car capabilities, condition of route, and driving comfort) to decide when transportation is safe for them.
Early Dismissal will be communicated via the emergency phone tree organized by the class parents. Because school phone lines are tied up during these times, you may not be able to reach the school. It is critical that we know how to get in touch with YOU!
Please keep your Emergency Contact Info up-to-date!
It is essential that both your teacher and your class parent have your emergency contact information, as well as your plan for early dismissal in case we cannot reach you.
Also remember that you can always pick up your child early if you decide that is the safest process for you.
If it looks like conditions will improve after a wintery night, we will delay opening. For a 2-hour delay, school will start at 10:30am SHARP (2 hours late) and car line dropoff will start operating at 10am. There is no before-school care on Delayed Opening days.
Early Dismissal means No After School Care
For the safety of our students and counselors, CPSC's After School Program will not operate on days when the school is closed or dismissed early due to inclement weather.