Transportation and Weather Delays

School cancellation

Snow Days: Due to hazardous road conditions, school may be cancelled. RMS will use the automated notification system to let you know when there is a school cancellation, delayed opening, or early closing whenever possible. For this reason, it is very important for the school to have your most recent contact information at all times. In addition, you can check to the following television stations for cancellation information:

Check out our annual RMS transportation letter.

When all magnet schools and districts are closed RSCO Transportation will not transport students, i.e., all bus routes are canceled.  When only Hartford Public Schools (HPS) are closed, and the remaining magnet schools and/or districts are open, RSCO Transportation will not transport students, i.e., all bus routes are canceled. When HPS is open, and some magnet schools and/or districts are closed, RSCO Transportation will only transport students to and from those magnet school and/or districts that are open. 

Late openings

Whenever we have a delayed opening, school starting time is based upon road conditions and your local district. Listen to your local radio stations and/or television stations to obtain this information. RSCO Transportation will delay bus routes using the magnet school or district with latest delay on the bus route.

Early dismissal

When there is a weather-related early dismissal, school messenger will alert families about dismissal time and Studio will be cancelled. RSCO Transportation transports bus routes using the following early dismissal times: Tier 2 bus routes at 12:15 p.m. If a bus has more than one town on its route, and at least one of the towns has an early dismissal, then all the students on that bus route will be released early.

RMS has early dismissal every Friday as well as some additional days throughout the school year. During December and March there are parent/teacher conferences and students will be dismissed early for the week.

Notification by text

You may elect to receive text messages from the following TV Stations (WFSB, FOX CT, NBC, and WTNH). To do this, you must log into the TV stations website, select "closings and delays", and sign up for text alerts. Search through the list of school names and select "Riverside Magnet School, Goodwin College."

For detailed information regarding RSCO Interdistrict Magnet Transportation - Delayed Openings, Early Dismissals, and School Closings please download now.

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