snow-MA20150124-0032The inclement weather of a New England winter is upon us, presenting conditions that can sometimes prompt school cancellations and delays. In the case of a weather event, Milton administrators carefully consider forecasts along with safety and logistical concerns before determining whether to cancel or delay school.

If classes are canceled or delayed, Milton will notify families via Rave Alerts, which are sent to all School community members through phone, email, and text messages. Please read these announcements carefully. Students and parents should keep their contact information up to date in MyMilton in order to receive alerts.

Details on any cancellations or delays will also post on our School Cancellations page. In addition, Milton shares weather-related delay and cancellation information with Boston-area media outlets that compile lists of local school closures and delays.

Although classes may at times need to be canceled or delayed due to winter weather, Milton continues operations for students who live on campus. Boarding students will always have adults to oversee programming during the days when the weather forces a schedule change.

The safety of our students and community members is paramount. Day students and their families who drive to school are reminded that roads may continue to be affected after a winter storm has ended, due to ice, flooding, and narrower lanes and obstructed views caused by snow piles. Use extra caution when driving to and on campus after a cancellation or delay. If at any time you feel that road conditions are unsafe to travel to campus when classes are in session, please call your child out via the attendance line, 617-898-2923.

Our facilities team works hard before, during, and after winter storms to keep campus walkways and roads cleared of snow, but be mindful that fluctuating temperatures can create slippery surfaces almost instantly. Students should be attentive while walking or driving around campus during the winter.