Wintry weather reminders

Maintenance worker giving a thumbs-up during snow removal during a winter storm

When bad weather hits, New York school districts once again have the option to hold either a distance learning day or a traditional snow day this school year.

The City School District of Albany will evaluate these decisions on a case-by-case basis, including whether a two-hour delay may be an option. 

The simplest way for families to find out about weather-related decisions is to sign up to receive a text message through our SchoolMessenger communication system. Just text "Y" or "yes" to 67587. 

Families also will receive a SchoolMessenger email and robocall if weather causes the district to close or switch to distance learning for the day.

The district also shares information about weather-related changes at, and via Facebook (@albanyschools), Twitter (@albanyschools) and, new this school year, Instagram (@albany.schools).

You also can find information on the Times Union website, and on the following radio and TV stations: CBS6 Albany (Ch. 6), Spectrum (Ch. 9), WTEN (Ch. 10), WNYT (Ch. 13), WROW-AM 590, WGY-AM 810, WFLY-FM 92.3, WYJB-FM 95.5, WTRY-FM 98.3, WRVE-FM 99.5, WPYX-FM 106.5 and WGNA-FM 107.7.