Emergency Closings

School Delays, Closings and Early Release

Essex North Supervisory Union uses the Blackboard Connect notification system to send emergency messages via phone, cellular phone, email, and text messaging. This system relies on the accuracy of information held within our student information system. To assist in keeping these records accurate, the district recommends all parent(s)/guardian(s) contact Canaan Schools if there are any changes to current phone, cellular phone, and email records.

Delays - We will use a delayed opening when appropriate with a possible closing if necessary. The Superintendent will make the decision to delay the opening of school by two hours only and broadcast by 6:00 AM.  Delays will not be extended beyond the initial delay period. Buses will pick up students 2 hours after their normal pick up times. School will end at the normal time.

Closings - The decision to close school will be made by the Superintendent of Schools and usually broadcasted by 6:00 AM.

In addition to the Blackboard Connect notification, the following radio/television stations broadcast delays and closings.  Please be aware that the district cannot control when the announcement will actually be broadcasted.

  • WPTZ-TV 5 – Plattsburgh
  • WCAX TV 3- Burlington
  • WMUR TV 9 – Manchester, NH 

2019-2020 Early Release Days

  • Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Wednesday, February 5, 2019
  • Thursday, March 19, 2019
  • Friday, June 12, 2019 (Last day of School)

Early Release Day Departure Time:  12:00PM