In the event of an emergency closing or delayed opening, information will be announced by:

In the event of a delayed opening or early dismissal, Hilltop School and Mountain View School will follow this schedule:

  • Delayed Opening: 10:30am
  • Early Dismissal: 1:00pm

When decisions need to be made regarding delayed openings or school closings, here is an overview of the process our schools use:

  • The superintendents in Mendham Twp, Mendham Borough, Chester, Long Valley and the high schools start to confer the day before snow is expected to share the information we have.
  • We confer with local police departments concerning road conditions. In Mendham, the ability of our four-person snow removal team, fortunately supported by borough crews in the parking lots and on the roads, is a serious factor. Staff members commute over many routes, so generalizing is impossible, but commuting conditions are weighed.
  • Several districts subscribe to local weather services, and they generously share the data they receive.
  • At 4:00 a.m. we initiate conference calls to discuss the situation. It is particularly pertinent for our district to plan with Mendham Twp, which supplies our buses. Mendham Township’s transportation department is consulted.
  • We seek a mutual decision by 5:00 a.m. (if mutual action is appropriate to the conditions).
  • We record announcements of schedule changes and arrange delivery for phone-blast messages at more reasonable times for staff members and families. The police, township road department, our Webmaster, and radio and TV stations are alerted.