• Ashland Public Schools' goal, as always, is to ensure the safety of all during inclement weather events while minimizing disruption to students' learning. If weather conditions are unsafe, the district may decide to start classes late, release students early, or cancel in-person classes entirely.

    APS will try to follow the original school calendar, if possible, to avoid make-up days. Schools will be closed due to inclement weather only when absolutely necessary.

    Rarely are weather or road conditions predictable enough for the district to announce the night before. However, the superintendent will try to make a decision as early as possible after consulting with key personnel, town departments and neighboring superintendents. The district will announce any delays, dismissals or school closures no later than 5 a.m. Decisions involving after-school and evening events will also be made by the superintendent’s office.


    • District website: Check this website for the most updated information on school closings and other cancellations.

    • Email, call or text: Mass notifications are sent to school families and employees when classes are canceled or delayed or when students are released early.

    • Social media: Information will be posted on the district’s Twitter.

    • Radio and TV: Local stations, such as Channel 4, 5, 7 and Fox 25, share announcements on-air or on their websites.

    Please make sure your emergency contact information is up-to-date and the methods in which you want to be communicated with are correct. Contact your school administrative assistant if you need help logging into iPass.

    Schools will open and operate as normal unless otherwise posted.



    Dress your child to protect them against the wind and cold weather.

    Buses may be a few minutes late. Please wait as we safely run every route.

    You may exercise parental discretion to keep your child(ren) home.