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Emergency School Closing Information

Identified below are various procedures established for our school closings, delayed openings, or early dismissals. Please remember that our School Information Line, 732-449-4424 ext. 411, will be kept current in any emergency situation.

Our avenues of communication:

1. Radio Stations               

  • 94.3 The Point                              
  • 92.7 WOBM                        
  • 105.7 Hawk  
  • NJ 101.5                                             
  • Rockin’ Country Thunder 106.3 or 106.5    
  • The Breeze 107.1 or 99.7               
  • B98.5 Jersey Shore’s #1 Hit Music Station   
  • Great Gold 1410 am radio WHTG        

2. TV Stations   

  • Cablevision News 12 New Jersey            
  • Verizon FiOS 1 on Channel 1
  • Channel 2 NY WCBS
  • Channel 7 NY WABC

3. Computer       

  • SCS Website:   www.stcatharineschool.net

4. Call                 

  • SCS Information Line DIRECTLY @ 732-449-4424 ext. 411


Full Day  Emergency Closings:

When it is necessary to close school due to the weather or any other emercency situation,  before  the school day begins, our School Messenger Alert System will be activated in the morning as well as the above avenues of communication.

Delayed School Openings:

The  Delayed School Opening  is utilized at appropriate times to avoid closing school for the entire school day, a  90-minute delayed school opening  will be announced.  Our School Messenger Alert System will be activated as well as the above avenues of communication.

At times the decision for a Delayed School Opening  may have to be upgraded to a   school closing,  our School Messenger Alert System will be activated as well as the above avenues of communication.

Emergency School-Wide Early Dismissal:

In the event weather becomes inclement  OR  there is a school emergency and we must close during the school day, our emergency procedure is as follows:

  • Administrators & staff will notify the police, bus companies, radio & tv stations, etc.
  • Our School Messenter Alert System  WILL  begin a telephone relay to every family.
  • Every child will then be dismissed according to the plan you established with your child in September and wrote on the “School-Wide Emergency Dismissal” form.  Y ou should have the yellow parent copy.  If you need to change your plan at anytime during the school year, please send in a written request for a new form, then send the updated completed form to school the very next day.
  • Buses wil run as usual.
  • All car students will be brought to the gym.
  • After the buses leave, parents/guardians may enter the school via the front door and report to the gym to pick up the children.  Administrators & teachers will be present to insure that the students go home with the designated person.​

NO STUDENT WILL BE RELEASED BEFORE THE STATED DISMISSAL TIME.  PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL’S MAIN OFFICE. WE NEED TO KEEP OUR PHONE LINES OPEN.

Let’s be prepared:  If the weather looks intimidating in the morning, please remind your child of the established dismissal procedure before the children leave for school.  The school will strictly enforce the plan you submitted to your child’s teacher.

We realize that during emergencies, you are concerned about your child, but keep in mind that as administrators & teachers, we are responsible for the well being of every child.