Use this link to find all the ways you can connect with MCPS to receive emergency operational information from the school system: MCPS School Closing Information
Closure of Schools: If schools are closed the announcement is made no later than 5:00 a.m. (or the night before if possible).When schools are closed, all school and community activities are canceled, including athletic practices and events. Private day care providers on schools may elect to stay open if administrative offices are open. In extreme conditions, the administrative offices may be closed.
Delayed Opening: If schools are 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. Field trips and programs that begin at 10:30 or earlier are canceled.