In the event that it becomes necessary to close schools for the entire day because of inclement weather (snow or heat), the announcement will be made no later than 6:30 a.m. through the following media sources: WTTR, Channel 3 and 21 - Prestige Cable (Westminster); WHVR/WYCR (Hanover); WGET (Gettysburg); WFMD, (Frederick); WTHU (Thurmont); WBAL, WCAO, WCBM, WRBS, WPOC, Lite 102, WMIX, WMAR-TV, WBAL-TV, WJZ-TV, WQSR, WWLG AM, WASA, WANN, V103 (Baltimore); WMAL, WTOP, Fox Channel 5, WRC-TV4, WUSA Channel 9 and WJLA-TV (Washington, DC); WJEJ/WWMD (Hagerstown) ; WCRH (Williamsport); WAFY-KEY 103, WXTR (WASHINGTON).
If weather conditions are such that the opening of schools might be delayed one (1) hour or more, the notification will be made by the same time and through the same stations as for the closing of schools. In addition to the possibility of schools being closed, delayed or dismissed early due to winter conditions (snow, ice), there is the possibility of early dismissal due to excessive heat. On days when temperatures are forecasted to exceed 95 degrees and humidity is expected to be above 50 percent, parents should be prepared for the possibility of an early dismissal. If schools will be dismissed earlier than usual, notification will be made through the same stations. Please keep tuned to your radio or TV on inclement weather days.
A. School Opening Delayed One (1) Hour:
School will begin at 8:45
B. School Opening Delayed Two (2):
School will begin at 9:45 for a two hour delay
C. School Closing To Be One (1) Hour Earlier Than Usual:
Dismissal time will begin at 1:15 p.m.
D. School Closing To Be Two (2) Hours Earlier Than Usual:
Dismissal will begin at 12:15 p.m.
Scheduled (monthly) 2 hour 45 minute early dismissal
Dismissal will begin at 11:30 a.m.
Parents can keep youngsters safe by arranging emergency back up care. Children should be taught what to do and where to go when schools close unexpectedly and parents/guardians are not at home.