12. What happens on snow days? If it's too dangerous for kids to go to school in person, do the classes go online instead? Or is it a day "off"?

From November 13 LCPS announcement:

November 13, 2020

To All LCPS Families and Staff Members:

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced many changes for students and their families as well as teachers and school administrators. As the winter months approach and the potential for inclement weather is more likely, we are writing to inform you that “snow days” will be observed by LCPS in the 2020-2021 winter season. 

As in years past, LCPS central staff will continue to monitor forecasts and existing conditions and make determinations for inclement weather closures and delays on a case-by-case basis. Should the decision be made to close buildings or call for a delayed opening, parents/guardians and staff members will be notified by phone calls, text messages and emails, and area news media will be informed. 

LCPS has made this decision because, while it may seem that continuing with the school day through remote instruction is feasible, many other factors also have to be considered. For example, are public utilities affected by the weather, which may limit some students’ ability to participate? Since many staff chose to teach remotely from their classrooms, will road conditions disrupt their ability to provide instruction? Can LCPS support the needs of all students, including those who participate in meal services throughout the day? Due to these factors and others, we believe the best choice is to continue with our established processes for inclement weather.

Thank you in advance for your support of our efforts to protect the safety and well-being of every student, staff member, their families and the community.


Kevin Lewis
Assistant Superintendent, Support Services