School Closing Information

Nashoba Regional School District prioritizes safety while aiming to keep schools open whenever possible. The decision to close or delay school due to weather is complex and ultimately comes down to a judgment call based on current conditions. Our goal is to have students in school, but we must ensure it is safe for families and employees to travel. This decision is made with careful consideration of what is best for our students and staff. Below is an outline of our decision-making process and how we keep the community informed.

Factors Considered:

  • Weather forecast

  • Weather conditions

  • Road conditions

  • Decisions in surrounding towns where employees reside

Decision Process:

As we all know in New England, the forecast for inclement weather does not always match what actually becomes reality. It is possible for storms not to meet the degree of intensity of a forecast. Also, weather conditions sometimes present more intense than originally forecasted and require us to pivot on short notice.

  • To assess travel conditions and road safety, our Facilities Department communicates with the Department of Public Works in all three towns to assess preparation strategies and plowing effectiveness. We begin that process at 4:30 a.m. on an anticipated poor weather day.

  • The Superintendent is in regular contact with the Superintendents of our surrounding towns to understand if they will call a snow day or delay. Many employees have children living in the surrounding area, and the district needs to assess its ability to staff the schools in the event towns around us close.

The Superintendent will do their best to keep the public informed and make the call in a timely manner.

  • If the elements are obvious, the call will be made by 9:00 p.m. the night before school.

  • If conditions are not certain, the call will be made on or before 5:30 a.m. the morning of.

  • If you do not receive a notification, we will have a full day of school. There is no need to contact your school's office staff if you do not receive a call. Our local media outlets will be notified of our decision by 5:30 a.m. and will post accordingly.

Emergency Closings*, Delayed Openings, and Early Dismissals Will Be Announced On:


  • Channel 4 (WBZ)

  • Channel 5 (WCVB) 

  • Channel 5-WCVB - Parents may sign up to have closing information delivered to them by either email or a cell phone text message

  • FOX

  • Channel 7 (WHDH)  


  • WBZ AM 1030

  • WRKO AM 680 

*Parents should have emergency plans in place for children in the event that parents are not home when schools are dismissed early for weather or emergencies.