In preparing for severe or inclement weather, it sometimes
becomes necessary for a decision to be made concerning the closing
of school or delaying of school hours. After conferring with
the National Weather Service and various emergency agencies, a
decision will be made on whether to delay or close school.
This decision will be made in a timely manner so that information
can be communicated to all parites. Since we are a
county-wide school system, a decision to close schools or delay
school hours will affect all schools thoughout the Onslow
County. In order to effectively communicate this information,
school officials are asking all students, parents and school
employees to follow the suggestions below:
The parents/guardian's primary contact phone number will be
registered with your child's school to receive ALERTNOW
automated messages. School cancellations or delays will be
announced through the school system's automated alert
network. In addition, the registration of your phone numbers
is esstential to allow the school to contact you in case of an
- Lon-on to our system's website at www.onslow.k12.nc.us to
read current information on school closing or delays.
- Call the Onslow County School "Information Line" at (910)
989-2211 to hear current information on school closing or
- Listen to one of the area radio stations: WKOO
(98.7fm), WXQR (105.5FM), WDLX(93FM), WSFL(106.5FM), OR
WRNS(95.1FM) or your local favorite radio station.
- While we will notify area television stations, they have
certain time restraints in getting information on the air, due to
the large volume of closings they list.
- Please do not telephone radio or televion stations, newspaper
offices, school officials or school offices.
- THE ABSENCE OF ANY ANNOUNCMENT MEANS THAT THE
SCHOOLS WILL OPEN OR CLOSE AS USUAL.
Over 15,000 of the approximately 24,000 students in Onslow
County School Syste travel to and from the school by bus.
Many times road conditons on our much traveled primary roads are
quite different from those on our less frequently traveled
secondary roads. When making a decision on opening or closing
schools, school officials are primarily concerned with the safety
and welfare of all pupils and staff members.