Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) continues to improve its process for informing the community when weather requires an operational status change and if any closure might justify a shift to virtual instruction. Our six operational status options are detailed in our Emergency Information. It is important that students experience as few learning disruptions as possible. For that reason, MCPS will consider a transition to virtual learning when schools are closed due to inclement weather utilizing the following guidelines. These are days when the district would otherwise determine that a system closure would be needed for safety reasons.
On inclement weather days, there are various options for the school system’s operating status, including closure and virtual. If the decision is Code Purple then we will move to Virtual Learning.
Transitioning to virtual learning is considered when:
If a virtual synchronous instruction day is possible, we know communication is vital to ensuring that students, staff, and families can easily transition. We will follow these steps to let you know:
More Information: Watch for the notice of a move to virtual learning by staying connected to MCPS. We communicate these messages in the following ways:
Individual schools may communicate specific information about their class schedules and specific programs.
Attendance:Teachers will take attendance as they would on an in-person day. Students who are unable to connect will receive an excused absence, and given an opportunity to make up work.