Emergency School Closings and Procedures
In case of an emergency school closing, families will receive an automated alert (text or email) from Option C’s Parent Alert. You also can tune in to Channel 2 WCBS and WPIX Channel 11 morning news television. Indication of school closure can be viewed on the bottom of the television screen by 6:30 AM. OR you can consult the school’s two websites for any notification.
Whenever one hears of snow in the forecast, it is an appropriate time to review the emergency school procedures for the elementary schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn. You should be aware of the following procedures should there be any emergency situation, weather related or otherwise, that would entail the closing of school. The principal and pastor can make their own decision based on local needs.
Please note that if the New York City Public Schools are closed all Catholic elementary schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn will also be closed.
Please do not call the school or leave a message as updates will be posted on St. Sebastian School’s websites.
You can check the school’s OPTION C homepage website for any emergency closings, but not before 7:00 AM to give us ample time to update the site. The notices will be located at www.optionc.com, the school identification number is 1004. The alert will be posted on the home page of the school’s website at www.stsebastianschool.org as well.