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Montgomery County Public Schools are closed on Friday, March 6, 2015 due to emergency weather conditions. All school and community activities in school buildings also are canceled. Administrative offices will open two hours late. Day care programs in school buildings may open at 10:30 a.m.

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Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery están cerradas el Viernes, 6 de marzo 2015, debido a las condiciones de emergencia por tiempo inclemente. Todas las actividades escolares y comunitarias en los edificios escolares también quedan canceladas. Todas las oficinas administrativas abrirán dos horas más tarde. Programas de cuidado diario que funcionan en edificios escolares podrian abrir a las 10:30 a.m.

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Emergency Preparedness

 
Watch this video for an overview of school safety and security procedures in MCPS. 
Watch on MCPS TV (Comcast Ch. 34, Verizon Ch. 36, RCN Ch. 89) at the following times
Mon./Fri., 11:45 am and 6:45 pm; Tue./Thu., 10:15 pm.; Sat./Sun., 6 pm
 
 
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is prepared to effectively and efficiently respond to a multitude of emergency/crisis situations that may impact students, staff, and parents or guardians.

A systemwide plan, the MCPS Emergency Response Plan, in addition to emergency/crisis plans tailored to the individual school, enables MCPS to respond to and manage a multitude of emergencies/crises. The systemwide MCPS Emergency Response Plan is continually reviewed and updated.

Each year schools update their emergency/crisis plans, which are then reviewed and approved by the Department of School Safety and Security. Schools are required to practice fire evacuation drills throughout the year.

Each school establishes an on-site emergency team (OSET) composed of school administrators and staff who receive basic and enhanced levels of emergency/crisis preparedness training, conducted by the Department of School Safety and Security.

Emergency Preparedness Brochure (.pdf)

 

MCPS Emergency Preparedness Resources

Other Emergency Preparedness Resources

U.S. Government

Montgomery County

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