In preparing for severe or inclement weather, it sometimes
becomes necessary for a decision to be made concerning the closing
of school or delaying of school hours. After conferring with the
National Weather Service and various emergency agencies, a decision
will be made on whether to delay or close school. This decision
will be made in a timely manner so that information can be
communicated to all parties. Since we are a county-wide school
system, a decision to close schools or delay school hours will
affect all schools throughout the Onslow County. In order to
effectively communicate this information, school officials are
asking all students, parents and school employees to follow the
The parents/guardian's primary contact phone number will be
registered with your child's school to receive ALERTNOW automated
messages. School cancellations or delays will be announced through
the school system's automated alert network. In addition, the
registration of your phone numbers is essential to allow the school
to contact you in case of an emergency.
1. Log-on to our system's website at www.onslow.k12.nc.us to read
current information on school closing or delays.
2. Call the Onslow County School "Information Line" at (910)
989-2211 to hear current information on school closing or
3. Listen to one of the area radio stations: WKOO (98.7FM), WXQR
(105.5FM), WDLX(93FM), WSFL(106.5FM), OR WRNS(95.1FM) or your local
favorite radio station.
4. While we will notify area television stations, they have certain
time restraints in getting information on the air, due to the large
volume of closings they list.
5. Please do not telephone radio or television stations, newspaper
offices, school officials or school offices.
THE ABSENCE OF ANY ANNOUNCMENT MEANS THAT THE SCHOOLS WILL OPEN OR
CLOSE AS USUAL.
Over 15,000 of the approximately 24,000 students in Onslow County
School System travel to and from the school by bus. Many times road
conditions on our much traveled primary roads are quite different
from those on our less frequently traveled secondary roads. When
making a decision on opening or closing schools, school officials
are primarily concerned with the safety and welfare of all pupils
and staff members.