School Calendar & Closing Information
Emergency Closing Information
Unless storms or emergencies occur, the approved Cumberland Public Schools calendar will be followed. Parents may use their judgment under storm conditions, although regular attendance is necessary for high achievement.
Sometimes one community may choose to close or delay the opening of school on stormy days. However, only an announcement affecting Cumberland will be official.
For your convenience, the district will provide a phone call through SchoolMessenger with updated information about school closings or delays. School closings or delays in Cumberland will begin being announced at 5:45 a.m. on TV Channel 6, 10, and 12 and through the radio stations associated with the RI Broadcasters Association, which usually include WPRO am/fm, WNRI, WHJJ, WWBB fm (B101), WHJY fm 94.1, WSNE fm Coast 93.3.
If Cumberland is not mentioned over any of these stations schools will be in session making it unnecessary to call school officials or radio/tv stations.
Additionally, if schools are dismissed early, please make sure you have contingency procedures in place to ensure your child’s safety and make sure the school is notified of procedures to be followed.
The Cumberland School Department utilizes the Rhode Island Broadcasters’ Association (RIBA) notification system to report delays, closings and school cancellations. The notification system is linked to the State’s emergency management system and provides families with notification via all major radio and television stations. The RIBA provides a service to either e-mail or text message alert notices to subscribers. If you wish to be notified by text message when there is a closing or delay please sign up here.