Weather-Related Emergency Announcement Policy

It may be necessary to close or delay the start of school because of ice, snow or other inclement weather conditions. Additionally, school may need to dismiss early due to inclement weather. Check the homepage of our website for current announcements.

We usually follow Fairfax County Public Schools when they decide to close school or modify school hours for inclement weather, slippery roads, or other reasons. The only condition in which we do not follow Fairfax County is for closings due to warm weather and lack of air conditioning.  All FCPS closing, delay and early dismissal notices will be announced by major TV and radio outlets.

ALL closings, delays, and early dismissals due to inclement weather will be posted on the front page of our website and communicated via an emergency email notification system called Parent Alert through our school database by email and text message. All closing and delay notices will be posted by 6:00 a.m., and all early dismissal notices will be posted by 11:00 a.m.

However, when Fairfax County Public Schools are not in session (vacation days, teacher in-service days, etc.), closing, delay, and early dismissal notices will only be available on the school website and sent via Parent Alert. Parents are asked to update their contact information through our parent portal called ParentsWeb and will be sent notifications as soon as weather decisions are made by the administration.

Extended Care: In the case of late starts, Morning Extended Care will begin 1 ½ hours before the postponed start of school. (For example, if school begins at 10:30am, Extended Care will open at 9:00am.) If school closes early due to weather conditions, Extended Care students should be picked up as soon as possible. The deadline for pick-up from Extended Care will be 1 ½ hours after the early dismissal time. (For example, if school is closes early at 1:30pm, Extended Care will close by 3:00 p.m.).