Boonton Township Public Schools

Rockaway Valley School
Phone 973-334-4162

11 Valley Road Boonton Township, NJ 07005
Fax: 973-316-6956


Emergency Closing Info



Parents can log onto the Honeywell Instant Alert system and enter emergency contact phone numbers and emails to be notified of a school closing. Please go to  to enter your phone numbers/emails for the new system.



Snow Closing

On days when bad weather forces the closing of school, families will receive an alert with instructions via their chosen number(s) (landline, mobile device, email, pager).  Please keep your personal information up-to-date via the link highlited above.  Notices are also posted on this website (homepage) and on the voice message when calling the school (973-334-4162, press 2).  Channels 12, 4 and 7 will scroll school closing and delay information.

When Rockaway Valley School is closed, bus service for Mountain Lakes High School is suspended.


IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR HILLCREST ROAD FAMILIES:  Weather related changes in the school schedule will result in the snow route being enforced for Hillcrest Road . Buses will not drive up Hillcrest Road .  Instead, students will be picked up and dropped off at the bottom of Hillcrest Road on Rockaway Valley Road .  



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The Superintendent/Principal is authorized by the Board of Education to close the school, open late or dismiss early, in hazardous weather or in other extraordinary circumstances that might endanger the health or safety of pupils or school employees.

Each year parents/guardians, pupils, and staff members are informed in advance of how they will be notified in the event of an emergency closing.  Parents/guardians shall be required to make alternative arrangements for their children in case no one is home to receive a child after an unscheduled early closing.  If the situation warrants an evacuation of the school premises, the children will be taken to the Parish House on Valley Road for safe keeping until picked up by their parents/guardians.