When the Loudoun County Public Schools experiences inclement weather conditions, the safety of our students and staff is the most important consideration.
How are school cancellations communicated?
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 radio and TV stations listed below by 6:00 A.M. These stations are notified by direct calls and should be the primary stations that are monitored.
Where can parents find information about school closings?
When conditions require school closings or early dismissal of students, announcements will be given to the following radio and TV stations:
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What if bad weather arrives when children are in school?
If severe weather strikes while students are in school, a decision to close school for the remainder of the day may be made. Activating the transportation system due to inclement weather takes time. See two hour early closing information. In the event of a delayed opening, please stay tuned to the radio/TV stations in case some change in the weather causes schools to be closed for the day.
Will all after-school activities for students be canceled if school is closed?
All after-school activities requiring school bus transportation are canceled. Other school activities not requiring transportation service are the the discretion of the school principal. Please check the district website, or your school’s website, for specific information.
What can parents do to help their students and schools prepare?
Contact your childcare facility, if necessary, to find out what their procedures are for inclement weather.
Review the information you have listed as emergency contacts and make sure that the numbers are updated.
Make plans ahead of time and communicate them with your children so they understand what to expect during an early school dismissal due to inclement weather.
Understand that school closings are for the safety of children throughout the district. While the condition of your neighborhood streets may be fine, other areas of the district may be experiencing harsher weather.
A one-hour delay
All morning programs would operate as usual except that they would start one (1) hour later.