School Closings

Radio and TV announcements will begin at 6:00 a.m. regarding school closing due to inclement weather. The decision to close the school is made in conjunction with the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District.  If Ken-Ton schools are closed, then St. John's is also closed. It is
necessary to listen to the local radio and/or TV stations. Every practical means is used to notify parents/guardians of a cancellation. Please, do not call the school or rectory. If a storm occurs during the day and it is absolutely necessary to close the school, the announcement will be made on the radio or TV at least an hour before dismissal.

If there would be an emergency closure affecting ONLY St. John's School, St. John's would be mentioned specifically on the radio or TV.

WGRZ Channel 2

WIVB Channel 4

WKBW Channel 7

Once a year, St. John's School, in conjunction with Erie County and the Ken-Ton School System, participates in a county-wide Emergency Early Dismissal Drill. On that day ALL students are dismissed approximately 15 minutes earlier. Specific directives will be sent to parents at the appropriate time.