NEW YORK CITY — It takes more than the threat of a few inches of snow to close New York City’s schools.

Despite a winter weather advisory going into effect in the city at 6 a.m. Tuesday and lasting through midnight, possibly bringing up to 4 inches of snow, the city’s Department of Education had no plans to alter school openings as of Monday.

Officials usually consult the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management, the National Weather Service, the City Sanitation Department and the City Transit Authority to decide if the city’s students should get a snow day.

Any updates will become available on a number of city sites as the weather changes:

  • Follow the Department of Education Twitter feed
  • Check out the DOE Facebook page
  • Keep tabs on the DOE Homepage
  • Check the NYC.gov website.