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Get Ready for Inclement Weather Season

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As we move into the winter weather season, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) aims to ensure you are kept up to date with timely and accurate information about weather-related delays, closures, and early dismissals.

MCPS has six operational status options, which are reported by easy-to-understand, color-coded messages on the main page of the MCPS website, and this information is linked to each school website.

The safety of students and staff remains top priority, and MCPS understands the inconvenience these situations can cause for families and staff. Operational changes due to emergency weather conditions are only made when necessary and after careful review.

In making a decision, MCPS leadership reviews information from national and local weather experts, local emergency management officials, and the operating status of other government and neighboring school districts. Additionally, leadership gathers information from state highway administrators and relies on key MCPS personnel who inspect the conditions of roads, sidewalks, MCPS parking lots and bus lanes.

We will continue to share MCPS Emergency Information over the next few weeks to ensure our students, staff, and families receive emergency operational information from the school system.