• DELAYED OPENINGS

    Decisions concerning the closing of schools are made by the Superintendent after consulting with the Berkeley Heights Police Department, DPW, and school maintenance personnel. The Berkeley Heights Public School District uses The Honeywell Alert system for mass notifications. 

    Please access the Honeywell Alert system from the district website (bhpsnj.org) to ensure your  contact information is up-to-date.  

    A delayed opening of schools will occur when deemed in the interest of pupil and employee safety. The delayed opening schedule will be used for those inclement days when a full day’s closing may not be needed.  

    Delayed openings will be exactly two hours after the school’s regular start time. So, if your child is at CMS, the original start time is at 8:10. With a two hour delay, the time will be at 10:10. If your child rides the bus, they will need to be at their bus stop two hours later than normal.  

    Start times are below for a two hour delay:

    GLHS - 9:50

    CMS - 10:10

    MP, TPH, WW - 10:25

    MKM - 10:45 for first grade only. 

    If you have AM Preschool or Kindergarten, school will be canceled.

    If you have PM Preschool or Kindergarten, it will run on a normal schedule.  

    You must keep in mind that a delayed opening may be changed to a school closing if weather conditions worsen. Also, please understand that the district is reliant upon accurate weather forecasts.



  • EMERGENCY CLOSING OF SCHOOLS

    The decision to close the schools during the school day (for storms, heating problems, or other emergencies) will be made by the Superintendent of Schools. The Berkeley Heights Public School District uses The Honeywell Alert system for mass notifications. 

    Please access the Honeywell Alert system from the district website (bhpsnj.org) to ensure your  contact information is up-to-date.  

    Please also have an emergency person available in case you’re not at home when an emergency closing is required.

    Emergency School Closings will be posted on our website.