FCPS: Emergency School Closings

Emergency School Closings

Do your parents or staff ask how FCPS decides to close or delay school due to inclement weather? This video explains and answers many common questions: https://youtu.be/JHvcdK7YET0

FCPS makes every effort to decide before 4:30 a.m. whether to close or delay schools and begins communicating the decision once it is made. Conditions for closure and related messages: http://www.fcps.edu/news/conditions.shtml.

As soon as a decision is made, the first alert will be posted on the FCPS Twitter account @fcpsnews (https://twitter.com/fcpsnews). This is the only official FCPS Twitter account for school closing information.

Additionally, e-mail messages will be sent to community and staff. Information will also be posted on Channel 21, FCPS.edu, and the FCPS Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/fcpsva/), and local media will be notified.