Inclement Weather

    In case of inclement weather, please listen to local radio or television stations for information about delayed openings or closings.  We rely on the media to get this type of information as well.
    Please do not call the school to find out if we are closed because it may tie up the lines for other calls.  Be certain that your child knows where to go in case of an early closing due to bad weather.
    Information may also be obtained from the Baltimore County Public Schools’ website at
www.bcps.org.  The status of the system is located immediately above the title bar.  It is also possible to receive an email at home or work that will warn you if schools are going to close early due to inclement weather.  Go to  www.schoolsout.com then choose the state of MD, go to Baltimore County Public Schools under the “Category: Public Schools” section, and sign up there.  We hope this will help you to stay connected to what is happening.


Radio

WBAL

AM 1100

 

 

WPOC

FM 93

 

 

WQSR

FM 102

 

 

MIX

FM 106.5

 

Television

WMAR

Channel 2

Cable Channel 12

 

WBAL

Channel 11

Cable Channel 21

 

WIZ

Channel 13

Cable Channel 23

 

FOX

Channel 45

Cable Channel 15


Early Closing Routine:

The following information pertains to early closing of school due to inclement weather – both hot and cold.  Please retain this information for future reference.


One Hour Closing
:

Student Dismissal – Students, grades pre-K-12, in all schools will be dismissed one hour earlier than normal.  Afternoon pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students will be dismissed with students in grades 1-5 and will travel home on the same buses with these students.  Afternoon vocational-technical center students will be dismissed from the centers one hour early and will utilize normal transportation procedures.

Lunches – Lunches will be served to students as usual.

Media Announcement – The following message will be given to Television and radio stations:   “All Baltimore County Public Schools wil close one hour earlier than normal closing time.”


Two- Hour Early Closing

Every effort will be made to avoid this option; however, in situations where roads can be made safer for a two-hour early dismissal than for a three-hour early dismissal, this option will be utilized.

Student Dismissal – Students, grade 1-12, in all schools will be dismissed two hours earlier than normal.  There will be no afternoon pre-kindergarten or kindergarten.  Morning kindergarten students will remain in elementary schools until dismissal for students in grades 1-5 and will travel home on the same buses with these students unless the child is picked up at 11:30 a.m.  Principals through the assignment of professional school staff will make arrangements for supervising morning pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students.  Afternoon vocational-technical center students will not travel to the centers but will remain in their home schools, traveling home on home schools buses with other students.

Lunches – Every effort will be made to serve lunches to all students who would normally eat at school; thus, some adjustment to lunch shift schedules will be necessary.  Morning kindergarten students will be fed a snack.  Half day kindergarten students will not be served a full lunch.

Media Announcements – The following message will be given to television and radio stations:  “All Baltimore County Public Schools will close three hours earlier than normal closing time.  There will be no afternoon pre-kindergarten and kindergarten.  Morning pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students will be dismissed with other elementary school students.


Three-Hour Early Closing

Student Dismissal – Students, grades 1-12, in all schools will be dismissed three hours earlier than normal.  There will be no afternoon pre-kindergarten or kindergarten.  Morning pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students will remain in elementary schools until dismissal for students in grades 1-5 and will travel home on the same buses with these students.  Afternoon vocational-technical center students will not travel to the centers but will remain in their home schools traveling home on home school buses with other students.

Lunches – Every effort will be made to serve lunches to all students who would normally eat at school; adjustment to lunch shift schedules will be necessary.

Media Announcements – the following message will be given to television and radio stations:  “All Baltimore County Public Schools will close three hours earlier than normal closing time.  There will be no afternoon prekindergarten and kindergarten.  Morning pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students will be dismissed with other elementary school students.