Code Purple: Virtual Instruction

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

The six operational status options are detailed in the 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. 

When to go Purple: Transitioning to virtual learning is considered when the impacting event is predictable, part of a multi-day scenario such as a blizzard, or when prior communication with families, students and staff can take place. The decision to offer virtual learning will be announced by noon the day prior.

Messages from schools will remind families that it is a required school day and how to log in to classes. In order to allow time for students and staff to adjust, log in and access resources on an inclement weather virtual learning day, all instruction will begin two hours later than the school's normal bell schedule. There will be a minimum of four hours of synchronous instruction. Attendance will be taken. Students who are unable to connect will receive an excused absence, and given an opportunity to make up work.

Code Purple Resources:

Code Purple: Virtual Snow Day Instructions Students 
MLK Code Purple Bell Schedule
MLK Code Purple Zoom Links