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.