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District Info

Our District is committed to the idea that every child can learn! 

Emergency Information


Crisis Phone Numbers


Due to emergencies, such as inclement weather, electrical outages, and other unforeseen circumstances, it is sometimes necessary to make changes to the school day for the safety of our students. Please take the time before an emergency arises to develop a contingency plan in the event of a school delay, early dismissal, or cancellation and discuss it with your child. 

Parents are reminded that regardless of the exact timing of a storm occurring during the school day, the early dismissal schedule is as follows:

  • Elementary schools: 11:45am   
  • Middle schools: 11:00am
  • High schools: 10:30am

These early dismissal times will not vary. 
If a parent has a question about an individual bus delay, the best way to obtain up-to-the-minute information regarding a school vehicle’s location is to contact First Student Inc. at (860) 953-2030, (860) 953-2031. Parents who have children attending out-of-district schools should contact Specialty Transportation at (860) 947-2020.

Connect Ed - West Hartford Public Schools utilizes the Connect-ED Rapid Notification Service, which allows school administrations to contact parents by phone within minutes.

CT Weather Center Cancellations Site

FM Radio Stations

AM Radio Stations

Television Stations & websites

WRCH 100.5


WHC-TV (Channel 5 on Comcast)

WTIC 96.5

WTIC 1080 

WFSB - Channel 3

WZMX 93.7


WTNH - Channel 8



WVIT - Channel 30



FOX 61 CTnow


West Hartford Patch




Crisis Resources

National Association of School Psychologists 

  • Tips for school administrators for reinforcing school safety
  • Talking to children about violence – Tips for parents and teachers
  • Disaster: Developing a Crisis Response Plan
  • Coping with crisis – Helping Children with Special Needs
  • Helping Children Cope: Tips for Parents and Educators
  • Dealing with Death in the Schools
  • School Crisis Aftermath: Care for the Caregivers
  • Death and Grief

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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