In case of delayed opening - School will begin at 11:25am.  Students may arrive beginning at 11:05am.

If schools are closed or delayed, the announcement is made no later than 5:00 a.m. (or the night before if possible).

Schools normally open two hours late, and all operations, including bus transportation, are delayed by two hours from the regular schedule.

Morning Prekindergarten is cancelled. Field trips are cancelled. Lunch schedules are altered slightly.

In case of early dismissal - Students begin dismissal at 1:20pm.

If schools are closing early, the announcement is made by 11:00 a.m.  

Schools will be closed 2.5 hours early, and all operations affecting dismissal of students, including bus transportation, will be activated 2.5 hours earlier than the regular school closing time.

Students in morning Prekindergarten will be dismissed at 10:30 a.m. Afternoon prekindergarten is cancelled. School and community activities for the afternoon and evening are cancelled. Lunch schedules are altered slightly.

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Weather related closing decisions can be found on the MCPS website, local TV and radio stations, or MCPS cable channels (Comcast channel 34 or Fios channel 36).  Or call the MCPS recorded message at 301-279-3673.  Find more information on weather related closings at:   

How weather related closing decisions are made