Channels of Communication
New Brunswick Public Schools values a steady, consistent, and active stream of communication with families. Our district primarily uses SchoolMessenger to deliver notifications to families at the school and district level. These notifications can be manually opted-into, so parents and guardians may select what types of communications they would like to receive. Please visit our SchoolMessenger information page for more instructions.
In the event of inclement weather or other emergency, New Brunswick Public Schools will take the best approach to keep families informed and connected. Emergency school closures, early dismissals, and other important status changes outside of provisioned calendar dates will be posted to our Nixle Feed and our official social media channels at the district level. This opening information will also be available by tuning into the radio stations or NJN television channels we designate.
Nixle text message alerts will be sent to students' primary contacts. Emergency contacts on a student's file will also receive alerts from the district during emergencies.
The operating status of New Brunswick Public Schools can be checked at any time at www.nbpschools.net/status.
Public Radio Stations:
- WMGQ 98.3 FM
- NJ 101.5 FM
- WCTC 1450 AM
- WADO 1280 AM
Public Television Stations:
- NJ News Channel 12
- Cablevision of Raritan Valley Channel 8
- Cablevision Channel 22 (NB22)
- Broadcast Channel 58
- DirectTV New York Channel 50
- Dish Network New York Channel 8113
You may also listen to a recorded message of closings/delays by calling the school district's main number,
(732) 745-5300, and entering "1 for English" and then "5 for School Closings."
If schools close early or are closed for the day, all after school and evening activities are cancelled. If there is a delayed opening, schools and offices will open 90 minutes after their normal start time.
Pandemic Crisis Preparedness Plan
The Pandemic Crisis Preparedness Plan is an addendum to the District’s Emergency Plan. It includes specific steps to address the unique challenges that are rapidly unfolding. There are four phases of emergency planning included in this pandemic plan: planning, coordination and evaluation; communications planning; continuity of student learning and operations; infection control policies and procedures. The plan also identifies legal authorities and organizational structures that facilitate pandemic response activities.