School Closing, Dismissals, and Emergencies

School Closings, Early Dismissals, Delayed Openings and Parent Notifications

Sometimes, weather conditions or other emergencies cause The Somerset Hills School District to close school for the day, delay the beginning of the school day, or close school early.


The Bernardsville Police Department utilizes Smart911, to notify you via telephone messages in the event of an emergency.

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Complete Information


An announcement will be sent as early as 6:00 a.m. when school will be closed or start late. Early dismissal from school in session will be announced approximately one hour before dismissal.

  Standard Time

Early Dismissal
Delayed Opening
High School  7:45 – 2:41  7:45 – 12:15  9:45 – 2:41
Middle School  7:50 – 2:46 7:50 – 12:20   9:50 – 2:46
Bedwell School  8:55 – 3:31  8:55 – 1:20  10:55 – 3:31


We will notify parents through our AlertNow message system. This will be our school district's primary information resource for parents. Families will receive a phone message to the number(s) they have on file in the child's respective school. In the event that you are not notified or wish to change your notification number please contact the school directly.

Radio & Television

As secondary information resources about school closings, The Somerset Hills School District will notify the following radio and television stations:

Channel 2 WCBS
Channel 4 WNBC
Channel 5 FOX
Channel 7 ABC
Channel 12 NJ News
FM 101.5
District Snow Line

You may call the district snow line at 908-630-3019.

District Web site

We will have a prominent announcement on the district homepage.

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