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How we communicate emergency closings and delays

December 11, 2016


As the weather outside gets frightful, this is a good time to remind everyone how the Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District communicates weather-related announcements, be it closings, delays or early dismissals.

Cancellations, delays or early dismissals are posted on the school district’s website at and announced via Blackboard Connect automated calling system. Please ensure your child’s building office has your most recent contact information so that the school can reach you by automated phone call.

We will also post notifications to our district Facebook ( and Twitter ( pages.

School closings are also announced on the following local TV and radio stations: WSDE (1190 AM); WRVE (99.5 FM); WYJB (95.5 FM); WFLY (92.3 FM); WGNA (107.7 FM); WGY (810 AM); WYJB (B95.5); WRVE (99.5 FM); WRGB Channel 6, TWC Channel 9, WTEN Channel 10, WNYT Channel 13, WXXA FOX23, as well as the Times Union website ( and the Columbia-Greene Media website (

It is best to rely on more than one source of information when it comes to weather-related announcements. This is particularly true in situations that involve power outages, which can affect the district’s ability to send electronic notifications. Emergency preparedness agencies have advised that residents have access to a battery-powered radio so that they can receive information if other communication channels are unavailable.

Thank you, and please stay safe this winter!


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