• On Wednesday, March 25, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Karen Salmon announced that all Maryland public schools will remain closed through Friday, April 24.
    Picking up meals, digital devices and instructional materials for distance learning is permitted under Gov. Hogan's stay-at-home order (Sect IIb(iv)).

    El miércoles, 25 de marzo, la superintendente de educación del estado, la Dra. Karen Salmon, anunció que todas las escuelas públicas en el estado de Maryland estarán cerradas hasta el viernes, 24 de abril.
    Recoger las comidas, los dispositivos digitales y los materiales de instrucción a distancia están permitidos bajo la orden de quedarse en casa que decretó el gobernador Hogan (Sect IIb(iv)).
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  • Procedures for Delayed Opening and Early Closings

    Procedures for Delayed Opening and Early Closings

    (Excerpted from  Administrative Procedure 2565: MODIFICATION OF SCHOOL HOUR SCHEDULES)

    DELAYED OPENING - Start of school two hours later than the usual time.

    If it is necessary to delay the opening of school because of inclement weather, dangerous road conditions, or any other emergency which might arise, an announcement will be broadcast over radio stations before 6:30 a.m., Channel 96 and other television stations, and posted on the school system’s web page -- www.pgcps.org.

    Two Hour Delay - Schools will begin two hours later than normal.

    • There will be NO work-study transportation. (Those students should NOT report to school.
    • There will be no half-day Early Childhood Center (ECC), half-day Special Education Programs, or half-day PreK
    • Any other school program requiring transportation prior to 12 noon will NOT have transportation, including Howard B. Owens Science Center,JA Finance Park, and William S. Schmidt Center (Camp Schmidt)
    • All field trips will be cancelled.
    • Food Services will offer breakfast.

    A delayed opening has no effect on dismissal time unless announced

    EARLY CLOSING FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER, EMERGENCIES, AND OTHER PROBLEMS - Dismissal of schools prior to the regular closing time

    • The announcement will be made prior to 10:15 a.m., if possible.
    • When the announcement is made for early closing, know your dismissal time, and immediately notify parents and staff.
    • All ECC half-day students will remain in school and be transported home with the regular afternoon dismissal. 
    • All after-school activities and events are to be cancelled, including athletic games and practices.
    • Food Services will provide lunch.
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