Weather Codes for Personnel | Delayed Opening Procedures for Schools | Before and After Care Inclement Weather Policy | How do I find out if schools are closed or closing?
When it snows or the roads are icy, the best advice is to listen to the radio or watch the television news for notification of school closings or delays.
Emergency Weather Plans Process
- The Superintendent generally makes decision concerning early morning school closings or delayed openings prior to 5 a.m.
- An announcement is then provided to 38 radio stations and eight (8) television stations in the Washington metropolitan area. The goal is to contact the stations in time for early morning broadcasts that begin between 5 and 6 a.m.
- This information may also be accessed on the school system's web page at www.pgcps.org After 6 a.m., staff and parents can also access the school system's Voice Mail Bulletin Board by calling 301-952-6000. Wait for the opening message, and then press the number 1.
- Watch PGCPS TV on Comcast Channel 96 or Verizon FIOS Channel 38
When schools are closed early or all day, all evening activities are cancelled, and school buildings are not available for after-school activities by other private or public organizations. When schools have a two-hour delayed opening time, all half-day programs are cancelled.
Weather Codes for Personnel | Delayed Opening Procedures for Schools