Inclement Weather

In the event of poor weather conditions, families should be prepared for potential school closing, delayed opening or early dismissal.

Green Chimneys utilizes the School Messenger communication platform to notify families of a school closure or delay via text, email and telephone. If you are not receiving notifications, please reach out to the school administrative office.

Weather-related school closure or delay will also be reported to WHUD. View affected districts and schools at

If Green Chimneys School is closed or on delay, for any reason, it will be noted in the alert banner that appears along the top of the website. When circumstances call for more detail, information will be posted under Community Information & Event Updates 

It is important to note that weather patterns are not always the same in all areas that we serve, so it may be helpful to check forecasts for Brewster or Carmel, NY.

To avoid unnecessary exposure to dangerous road conditions, day student parents should:

  • Follow delayed opening, early dismissal or school closure information as announced by your home school district as this will directly affect the availability of transportation for your child.
  • Keep both your own and your emergency contact information updated to avoid failed attempts to reach you in the event of an unexpected early dismissal. Your emergency contact will be called if we are unable to connect with you.
  • Stay available by phone on questionable days when an early dismissal may be called by your district or Green Chimneys. Your district transportation office will call you when the early dismissal determination has been made.
  • Avoid driving your child to/from school if any of the above has occurred.

Thank you for your cooperation.