If you are new to the city like us and you find yourself and kids standing alone at the front gate of school on a cold snowing morning, don’t worry you are not alone.
So maybe we learnt it the hard way but one thing if you are living in New York City and sending your kids to public schools is to always listen to the news in the Mormon. The mayor so Kindly announce whether schools are closed or open during snow storm. They used to send text messages or automated voice recorded messages to parents but now you just listen to the news in the morning before living the house.
Another way is to ask a friend. yes you can call in to ask any of your school mom friends presumably you already have one, if schools are open. chances are they are pros and will probably know if schools have been closed due to the weather or not.