When schools have a delayed opening, before school programs operated in Norwalk Public Schools will also have a delayed start for the same amount of time as the schools. For example, if an elementary school opens two hours late due to snow (opening at 11 a.m. instead of 9 a.m.), the afterschool program will also start two hours later (opening at 9 a.m. instead of 7 a.m.).
When there is early dismissal due to bad weather or any other unsafe conditions, afterschool programs are cancelled.
When there is a scheduled early dismissal as shown on the school calendar (e.g. parent conferences, etc.), afterschool programs will begin as soon as school is dismissed and will remain open until their regularly scheduled closing time (generally 6 p.m.)
The official Norwalk Public Schools website and social media channels are your best sources for information on weather-related delays and closings. Our automated School Messenger phone system will also be activated when necessary.
Information regarding weather-related school opening delays, early dismissals and closures will be sent to the following media sources:
www.wicc600.com www.959thefox.com www.wfsb.com
www.webe108.com www.myfoxny.com www.nbcconnecticut.com
www.star999.com www.wtnh.com www.connecticut.news12.com
Healthier School Start Times for 2020-21
In September 2019, the Norwalk Board of Education approved a change in school start times beginning with the 2020-21 school year.
The upcoming shift in school start times for Norwalk Public Schools:
The full list of school start and end times for 2020-21 is below.
8:00 am – 2:20 pm
Jefferson Elementary School
Kendall Elementary School
Marvin Elementary School
Naramake Elementary School
8:15 am – 2:35 pm
Nathan Hale Middle School
Ponus Ridge STEAM Academy
Roton Middle School
West Rocks Middle School
8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Brien McMahon High School
Center for Global Studies
Norwalk High School
8:50 am – 3:10 pm
Brookside Elementary School
Tracey Magnet School
9:00 am – 3:15 pm
Norwalk Early Childhood Center
9:15 am – 3:35 pm
Columbus K-8 Magnet School
Cranbury Elementary School
Fox Run Elementary School
Rowayton Elementary School
Silvermine Dual Language Magnet School
Wolfpit Elementary School