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EMERGENCY MESSAGE: 3/21/2018 at 6:46 AM -- Refresh page to update message

Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late on Thursday, March 22, 2018, due to emergency weather conditions. Bus service will be provided on a two-hour-delayed schedule. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning half-day programs and field trips are canceled. Other activities and programs that begin at 10:50 a.m. or earlier are canceled. Administrative offices will open on time. Day care programs in school buildings may remain open as scheduled.

MENSAJES DE EMERGENCIA: 3/21/2018, 6:46 AM -- Refresque la página para actualizar mensaje

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) abrirán dos horas más tarde el jueves, 22 de marzo de 2018 debido a las condiciones del tiempo. El servicio de autobús escolar será provisto con dos horas de retraso. Los programas de prekindergarten, los programas de Head Start en la mañana, otros programas de medio día durante horas de la mañana y excursiones escolares quedan canceladas. Actividades y programas que comienzan a las 10:50 a.m. o antes quedan canceladas. Las oficinas administrativas abrirán en horario regular. Los programas de cuidado infantil en los edificios escolares podrán abrir en horario regular.

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What is Alert MCPS?

Alert MCPS is a way that you can receive text messages or e-mail from Montgomery County Public Schools during weather-related emergencies and other major events that impact school system operations.  Alert MCPS is administered by Montgomery County Public Schools and is part of the Montgomery County Alert System.

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How do I sign up for alerts?

You can sign up for this service through Alert Montgomery.  Although signing up for Alert MCPS is free of charge, your wireless carrier may charge you a fee to receive text messages. Contact your wireless carrier to learn more about wireless text messaging and any associated costs.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When signing up for Alert MCPS (in the Alert Montgomery system) open the selection box for Montgomery County Public Schools and make specific selections. You can choose Alerts in English, Spanish, or for specific schools; if you choose the first box you are, in effect, signing up for all schools, English, and Spanish messages.

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How will I receive alerts?

Alert MCPS will deliver important emergency alerts to you on all electronic devices that you register. They may include:

  • e-mail account (work, home, other)
  • cell phone
  • text pager
  • smart phone (BlackBerry, iPhone)
  • wireless PDA

In what languages are alerts sent?

Alert MCPS messages are available in both English and Spanish.

What other types of information will I receive from Alert MCPS?

Emergency messages from Montgomery County's Homeland Security Department will automatically be sent to you as a subscriber to the Alert MCPS system.

How else can I stay in touch with MCPS?

Alert MCPS is just one of a number of ways you can choose to receive emergency messages about school system operations