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Emergency & Weather-Related Closings

In the event of an emergency or inclement weather, announcements regarding Eastern Suffolk BOCES closings or delays will be available at the following sources:

  • ESBOCES website ( and Academy website (
  • ESBOCES & Academy Facebook and Twitter accounts (see social media icons in the header of any ESBOCES or Academy webpage)
  • Channel 12 News Long Island
  • ESBOCES telephone line, which can be accessed by calling (631) 244-4002

For Professional Development, Workshops, and Conferences at an ESBOCES location: 

  • If ESBOCES is open, all events will proceed as scheduled. 
  • If ESBOCES is closed, all event will be cancelled. 
  • If ESBOCES has a delayed opening, all events will be delayed for the same amount of time. 
    • For example, if there is a 2-hour delayed opening, an event scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. will begin at 10:30 a.m.
    • There will likely be a shortened and work-through lunch/break period

Note: If your district is closed or delayed and ESBOCES is not, please follow the procedure for your district (where you work).