Delays & Closings

Emergency School Closing Information 

CANCELLATION OR DELAYED OPENING OF SCHOOL--If weather conditions or other emergency situations indicate that schools will be closed or have a delayed opening, parents will be notified by School Messenger- the voice, text and e-mail service.  

Notifications regarding school cancellations or delayed openings will also be announced on radio and television stations by 6:30 a.m. All decisions will be based on the most current weather forecasts available and observations of road conditions.


WBMW 106.5

WNLC 98.7

WKNL 100.9




WVIT -30



If parents are concerned that they do not hear or see Ledyard schools mentioned, notifications will also be posted on the following web sites:

-- Should there be a need to delay the opening of school, Ledyard Public Schools will open 2 hours later.

  • For students in A.M. Early Childhood, and Grades K-12, transportation would arrive approximately 2 hours later than usual. 
  • For students in P.M. Early Childhood, transportation would arrive approximately  1 hour later than usual.

On the delayed opening days, the hours for early childhood classes will be as follows:

  • A.M. Early Childhood                                      10:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
  • Pre-K Highly Individualized Program         10:40 a.m. -  2 p.m.
  • P.M. Early Childhood                                      1:30 p.m.   -  3 p.m.     

EARLY SCHOOL DISMISSALS--It is sometimes necessary to close schools earlier than usual because of emergency situations such as storms, loss of heat, etc.  Parents should discuss this possibility with their children and make contingency plans for younger children to enter their homes or go to a neighbor if no one is at home.  In case of an early closing, announcements regarding dismissal times will be made by the School Messenger service, as well as the same stations and web sites that notify parents/guardians of school cancellation.

In the event that an emergency early dismissal is needed, the schools will follow the schedule listed below:

  • A.M. Early Childhood—12:50 p.m.
  • P.M. Early Childhood—Cancelled
  • Grades K-6—12:50 p.m.
  • Ledyard Middle School—12 noon
  • Ledyard High School—12 noon
  • All after-school activities will be cancelled.

Transportation for Ledyard students attending magnet, charter and technical schools will follow the same procedures as the Ledyard Public Schools.