Delays & Closings

2020-2021 Emergency School Closing Information


Ledyard Public Schools uses the School Messenger System to communicate delays, closings, or emergency situations. This communication system utilizes voice and email messaging. The district initiated this system to enhance communication between schools and parents to keep them informed of events in a timely manner. It is crucial that all emergency numbers are kept up to date to ensure parents, guardians, caregivers, and/or emergency contacts receive this important information.

Cancellations, delays, and early dismissals will also be posted on the district website:

Announcements will also be made on television and radio stations by 6:30 a.m. All decisions will be based on the most current weather forecasts available and observations of road conditions. If you do not see or hear Ledyard Schools mentioned, please check more than onestation.

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

For students in Grades K-12, transportation will arrive approximately 2 hours later than usual.

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 School Messenger (voice and email and posted on and on local television and radio stations.

In the event that an emergency early dismissal is needed, the schools will dismiss according to the schedule below:

 PreK – refer to Ledyard Pre-School webpage
 Grades K-5 – 1:00 p.m. Ledyard Middle School – 12:00 p.m.
 Ledyard High School – 12:00 p.m.
 All after-school activities will be cancelled.