Chatham Schools to Close Early Friday

Wind and snow expected in the storm.

The School District of the Chathams announced Thursday night that all Chatham schools will operate on an early dismissal schedule Friday.

All after school activities are postponed or canceled, including Chatham Middle School's production of

The district may close schools Friday if the expected winter storm, called Nemo, worsens overnight Thursday.

Early dismissal schedules mean students will be dismissed at the following times:


School District of the Chathams Early Dismissal Schedule Chatham High School noon Chatham Middle School 12:05 p.m. Lafayette Avenue School 12:45 p.m. Southern Boulevard School, Washington Avenue School and Milton Avenue School 12:35 p.m. Morning Kindergarten 8:35 to 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Kindergarten 10:35 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. Morning Preschool 8:40 to 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Preschool 10:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Chatham Borough released a warning from the National Weather Service for the coming nor'easter, which is set to begin hitting the area late Thursday night.

The storm could last through Saturday morning and bring 8 in. of snow or more, plus winds of up to 40 miles-an-hour.

The winter storm known as Nemo is beginning in the coastal Carolinas, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), and the worst of it will hit the north Jersey area Friday.

NWS warns travelers to beware of travel delays.

Jerrilyn Lepore February 08, 2013 at 02:15 PM
Agree ! It should be a picture of our beautiful main street in Chatham borough.
Ron Swanson February 08, 2013 at 02:20 PM
No, the schools are closing because of a winter snow storm, not "Nemo". I really wish Patch would stop using the Weather Channel's ridiculous names for winter storms. (Is Patch owned by the Weather Channel?) "Nemo" is a Weather Channel creation for the purpose of creating drama and panic, thus boosting ratings. It is not an official name issued by the National Weather Service, which does not name winter storms.
John M. February 08, 2013 at 03:20 PM
R. Swanson, oh wise one! You are spot on!
middle schooler February 08, 2013 at 06:22 PM
I'm surprised everyone hasn't started complaining about the half day. Everyone gets mad when they cancel school, and everyone gets mad when they don't cancel school, and everyone gets mad when there is a half day. Apparently, everything is hard for parents these days!
Len Resto February 08, 2013 at 10:19 PM
R. Swanson is right on target. This is a snow storm, not "Nemo". It's winter. It snows in February-what a revelation! The National Weather Service is referring to this snow storm as a "strong Nor'easter". That's how it should be. Well said, R. Swanson!


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