Closings & Delays

Below are the procedures that will be followed in the event the Tuxedo Union Free School District needs to close or start the day on a delayed schedule due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. Students’ safety and welfare are the District’s primary concern at all times.

  • The decision to close or delay school opening is made by 5:30 AM. The superintendent, in coordination with the director of transportation, head of facilities as well as neighboring superintendents, will review conditions and forecast when making determination. If weather conditions worsen or other situations arise during the school day, an early dismissal decision may be made.


  • Notifications for closings, delays and early dismissals are sent to staff and families via text, phone call, email and app notifications. They are also posted on the district Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds (@TuxedoUFSD).

  • Please contact the main office at if you need to update your contact information.

    • George Grant Mason Elementary: (845) 351-4797

    • George F. Baker High School: (845) 351-4799

  • Closings are submitted to the following media outlets:

    • Radio: WHUD/100.7 FM and WRCR/1700 AM

    • Television: News 12


  • Families are strongly encouraged to have a family emergency plan in place in the event that school is delayed, canceled or dismissed early.


  • Please keep in mind that even if school is not closed or delayed, transportation delays should be expected at times of extreme cold, ice, heavy rain and/or snow, delays. Drivers are repeatedly instructed to drive at a speed appropriate for the prevailing road and/or weather conditions. Again, our focus is on safety.


  • In the event the superintendent determines school will be held virtually, families will be contacted in the same manner as a closing or delay. Students are reminded to bring their chrome books and chargers home each night to ensure they can participate in the virtual school day.