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Emergency Closure of Schools

Closure of schools

When schools are closed, all school and community activities are canceled, including athletic practices and events. Private day care providers in schools may elect to stay open if the administrative offices are open. In extreme conditions, the administrative offices may be closed.

Delayed opening

If schools are closed or delayed, the announcement is made no later than 5:00 a.m. (or the night before if possible).

Schools may open two hours late, and all operations, including bus transportation, are delayed by two hours from the regular schedule. Full-day kindergarten will follow the regular education school schedule.

Morning Head Start and morning prekindergarten are canceled. Field trips and other activities and programs that begin at 10:30 or earlier (such as the Thomas Edison High School of Technology) are canceled.

Early dismissal

If schools are closing early, the announcements are made by 11:00 a.m. 

Schools may be closed 2.5 hours early, and all operations affecting dismissal of students, including bus transportation, will be activated 2.5 hours earlier than the regular school closing time.

Full-day kindergarten will follow the regular education school schedule. Students in morning Head Start and morning prekindergarten will be dismissed at 10:30 a.m. Midday Head Start and afternoon prekindergarten are canceled. School and community activities for the afternoon and evening are canceled.

After-school and weekend activities

Go to Montgomery County web site for information about cancellation of after-school or weekend activities