Severe weather sometimes strikes eastern North Carolina. As a result, Camp Lejeune Dependents Schools has a detailed Destructive Weather Plan in place in the event that actions must be initiated to ensure safety and security for all CLDS students and employees. Four CLDS Schools are also designated as Destructive Weather Shelters.

 

In the Event of Inclement Weather:

How do I find out if school will be open or will dismiss early?

  • Check your local television stations and/or radio stations for closure/delay announcements. (Listen for 'Camp Lejeune Schools' rather than 'Onslow County.')

    The Joint Public Affairs Office (JPAO) of Camp Lejeune notifies the following media in the event of closures or delays:

    Local Television Stations: WITN 7, WNCT 9, and WCTI 12
    Local Radio Stations: WJNC (1240 AM), WXQR (105.5 FM), and WILL (98.7 FM)

  • Telephone 910-451-1717 (selection 5) for information from the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Information System.
  • A One Call Now mass notification will be employed as appropriate.
  • School early dismissals (while the school day is in progress) are announced at the Base Exchange and Commissary as well as advertised on the MCB Cable TV information channel.
  • Please refrain from calling the school directly.

 

 

The CLDS Destructive Weather Plan

School Closing/Delayed Opening/Early Dismissal


During Normal School Hours

Step
Event
1
The Transportation Supervisor will contact PMO to determine current road conditions and usability and notify the Assistant Superintendent if there are concerns that pose a hazard to safe travel by school buses. The Assistant Superintendent will contact the Director, Manpower to obtain official Base information regarding closure, delays, etc.
2

If unsafe conditions exist, the Assistant Superintendent will notify the NC District Superintendent and contact the Director, Manpower or his designee to notify him/her about the closing of school/s. The Director, Manpower will notify the XO and the XO will in turn contact JPAO and place an announcement on the local MCB Cable TV information channel about school closings. In addition, the Base PX and Commissary will be asked to make an announcement in their establishments about schools being closed.

3
The Assistant Superintendent will contact the following personnel: District Office staff, Principals, Food Services Director, Supervisory Logistics Specialist, and Transportation Supervisor. Also, an announcement will be placed on the Base Information Line @ 451-1717, Option 5.
4
Principals or his/her designee will report facility concerns to the Supervisory Logistics Specialist prior to their departure. Principals will continuously publish procedures to notify parents about the Base Information Line, 451-1717 (Selection 5) and the Schools Information Line 451-0995.

Prior to the Opening of School

Step
Event
1
The Transportation Supervisor will contact PMO to determine road conditions and road usability. In addition, the Transportation Supervisor will contact the Weather Station at New River Air Station for road conditions and future storm predictions. The Assistant Superintendent for CLDS will be notified by the Transportation Supervisor as to whether the weather conditions pose a hazard to safe travel by school buses. The Principal or his/her designee will check on the status of their school facility and provide a report to the Supervisory Logistics Specialist. When deemed appropriate, the Supervisory Logistics Specialist will contact Base personnel about facility concerns.
2

The Assistant Superintendent will contact the Director, Manpower to obtain official information about the Base operations/plans.

3
If unsafe conditions exist, the Assistant Superintendent for CLDS will notify the NC District Superintendent and will begin notifications to delay or cancel school/s.
4
The Assistant Superintendent will notify the Director, Manpower of the decision to delay opening of school/s or to close school/s. The Director, Manpower or his designee will notify the Base Executive Officer (XO) about the schools' operational plan. The XO will in turn contact the Joint Public Affairs Officer (JPAO) and the Officer-of-the-Day (OD) to notify them of CLDS' delay or closure and request that appropriate media be notified. Every effort will be made to have announcements generated prior to 0600.
5 The Community Superintendent's Office Emergency Phone Tree will be put in place. An announcement will be placed on the Base Information Line @ 451-1717, option 5. The Acting Superintendent will make contacts in the absence of the Assistant Superintendent for CLDS.

 

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CLDS Destructive Weather Shelters

School
Building Number
Shelter Responsibilities

Lejeune High School
835 Stone Street
Camp Lejeune, NC 28547
910-451-2451/2452

835 Commanding Officer, Headquarters and Support Battalion

Brewster MS
1290 Stone Street
Camp Lejeune, NC 28547
910-451-2561/2562

883 Commanding Officer, Headquarters and Support Battalion
Tarawa Terrace ES
84 Iwo Jima Blvd.

Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543
910-450-1635/1644
TT-84 Commanding Officer, Headquarters and Support Battalion
Delalio Elementary
1500 Curtis Road
MCAS New River
Jacksonville, NC 28540
910-449-0601/0612
TC-1500 Commanding Officer, MCAS New River