Emergency/Weather Closing Procedures

Emergency or Weather-Related School Closing Procedures

In the event that school has been closed due to weather conditions or other emergency situation, the Eagle Academy for Young Men will follow the protocol below.

The Eagle Academy for Young Men is a NYC Department of Education public school, and any announcement regarding the status of NYC public schools applies to Eagle.

Checking For School Closings

Local Media

Local media is the fastest way to get information on school closings. Eagle Academy faculty, staff, and administration learn about closings at the same time as the general public.

The most rapid announcements are made on news radio, either at WINS 1010 AM or WCBS 880 AM. Other radio stations include WLIB (1190 AM), WADO (1280 AM), WBLS (107.5 FM), WNYE (91.5 FM). You can also check local television by watching WCBS (Channel 2), WNBC (Channel 4), WNYW (Fox Channel 5), WABC (Channel 7), Univision Channel 41, Bronx 12 (Optimum), and NY1 (Time Warner).

Eagle Academy Website

The Eagle homepage will be updated as soon as possible if there is a confirmed closing or other school modification, as well as information on anticipated weather events, as necessary. Please note: school staff do not know the status of school closings before a public announcement is made; all schools receive the information at the same time as the general public.

Calling the School

You can call Eagle at (718) 466-8000 and hear a message regarding school closure. The school's phone system will have a recording only if there is a confirmed closing.

NYC Department of Education Website

The NYC Department of Education website at http://schools.nyc.gov will post any school closing information. The NYCDOE website generally is only updated if there is a confirmed closing, and often is not immediately updated.

Calling 311

You can call 311 (or visit the 311 website) to see if New York City public schools are closed. If you are outside of the NY Metro area, call 212-NEW-YORK.

Phone Blasts/Text Messaging

Ms. Browne will send a phone blast if the school is closed, and send a text through the one-way text messaging service.


Emails will be sent via PupilPath to registered parents.