First Day of School Reflections

September 6, 2018


Thank you all for your understanding as we closed schools early today. The school closure regulation for when there is a heat advisory has been finalized and we have a protocol in place. As a result, notifications will be made in a timely fashion moving forward.

Our childcare cooling centers worked well and parents/guardians shared their appreciation. As a result of our reflections on today, please note the following adjustments:

  • Students are encouraged to bring water to school so they can stay hydrated.
  • Students are encouraged to wear loose, light colored clothing when it is extremely hot.
  • Students and staff will be asked not to go outside for activities if we have declared an early closure due to a heat advisory.

For school closures or abbreviated days, notifications to parents/guardians (emails, texts and robo-calls) will occur as follows:

  • In the evening, we will schedule notifications on or before 10:00PM (unless there is an emergency)
  • In the morning, we will schedule notifications between 5:00 – 6:00AM (unless there is an emergency).

We will continue to have staff respond in a timely fashion to emails sent through the “Contact Us” hyperlink on our district website.

Please see the contact information below for any questions you may have regarding: 

Transportation - email
Genesis Parent Access/Student Access - email
School related questions, please email your child’s principal.

Finally, you are always welcome to email me at with any district related questions you may have or if you are unsure to whom you should direct your question.

Have a great evening!

In pursuit of excellence, equity, justice and excellence,

Kendra V. Johnson, J.D., Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Montclair Public Schools

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