• It is necessary to close schools occasionally because of snow, ice, or emergency conditions.  When conditions require schools to be closed for the day or to open late, announcements will be made over local radio and TV stations, and posted on our website at https://www.lcps.org.  PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL.  It is essential that telephone lines be kept open for emergency calls.  When conditions require students to be dismissed early, announcements will be made over local stations and posted on the website as soon as possible to notify parents in advance of the time students will be released.
     

    SCHOOL CANCELLATION/DELAYED OPENING/EARLY CLOSING

     

    In the event that weather or other reasons require either closing or delaying the opening of school before buses start on their routes, announcements will be made over the following radio/TV stations by 6:00 A.M.  These stations are notified by direct calls and should be the primary stations that are monitored.

     

    WRC   (TV Channel 4)                            Washington, DC

     

    FOX   (TV Channel 5)                             Washington, DC

     

    WJLA  (TV Channel 7)                           Washington, DC

     

    WUSA  (TV Channel 9)                          Washington, DC

     

                        News Channel 8                                      Washington, DC

     

    WINC  (92.5 FM)                                    Winchester, VA  

     

                                    WMRE (1550 AM)                                 Charles Town, WV

     

                WTOP (1500 AM and 103.5 FM)           Washington, DC

     

                WMAL  (630 AM)                                  Washington, DC

     

               

     

    In the event of a delayed opening, please stay tuned to the radio/TV station in case some change in the weather causes schools to be closed for the day.

     

    A one‑hour delay would mean that all morning programs would operate as usual except that they would start one (1) hour later.

     

    A two-hour delay would mean that school opening would be delayed for two (2) hours with specific alternatives to certain programs.

     

     


    PROGRAM SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS FOR TWO-HOUR DELAYED OPENINGS

     

    PROGRAM

    TRANSPORTATION AND ADJUSTED SCHEDULE INFORMATION

    Full-Day Programs

     

    Students will arrive two (2) hours late at their program school and will remain until the end of the normal school day.

     

    Half-day

    Kindergarten /

    STEP (4-year-old)

     

    A.M. Session – will begin two (2) hours late and remain in school for two hours.  These students will leave school one hour later than usual.

     

    P.M. Session – will begin one (1) hour late and remain in school for two hours, dismissing at the regular time.

     

     

    Half-Day

    ESL

    Elementary School – Students will go to their ESL school on a two-hour delayed schedule and will follow the kindergarten release procedures.

     

    Middle & High Schools – Students will stay on their regular delayed opening schedule.

     

     

    Head Start

    Students in this program will arrive at school on a two-hour delayed schedule and will dismiss at their regular dismissal time.

    Early Childhood (Pre-School )

    AM Session – Will begin two (2) hours late and remain in school for three (3) hours. 

    These students will leave school one (1) hour later than normal.

    PM Session – Will begin one (1) hour late and remain in school for three (3) hours dismissing at the regular time.

     

     

    Monroe Technology Center

     

    and

     

    Academy

    of

    Science

     

    Students will arrive two (2) hours late and remain until normal dismissal time.

     

      

    EARLY CLOSING

     

     

    In the event that circumstances necessitate the early closing of school after school is in session, announcements will be broadcast over the same radio/TV stations listed previously.

     

    When we have an early closing, it will probably be announced that school will close either one or two hours earlier than usual.

     

     

    ONE-HOUR EARLY CLOSING

     

    1.                  All bus routes operate as usual except for starting one (1) hour earlier than the normal time.

     

    2.                  All after-school activities requiring school bus transportation are canceled.

     

    3.                  Other school activities not requiring transportation service are at the discretion of the principal.

     

    TWO-HOUR EARLY CLOSING

     

    All routes will operate two (2) hours early with the following exceptions:

     

    PROGRAM

    TRANSPORTATION AND ADJUSTED SCHEDULE INFORMATION

     

     

    Half-Day

    Kindergarten /

    STEP (4-year-old)

    Morning Kindergarten will go home at their regular time.

    All afternoon programs are canceled.

     

     

    ESL

    All afternoon classes are canceled.

     

     

    Pre-School, Special Education Early Childhood Classes and Head Start Programs

    AM Sessions – These students will remain at school until the time other students are dismissed.  These students will ride their regular bus with the other special education students.

     

    PM Sessions are canceled.

     

     

    Monroe Technology Center/Academy of Science

    Students will be transported back to their home school two (2) hours earlier than normal.

    GED Program

    Students will ride back to their home schools with the Douglass School Students

    Activities/Athletics

    All after-school activities requiring school bus transportation are canceled.

    Other school activities not requiring school bus transportation service are at the discretion of the principal.