Inclement Weather Closing Conditions

FCPS has a series of closing conditions to help explain how the weather has affected schools and activities.

FCPS has a series of closing conditions to help explain how the weather has affected schools and activities. (Updated February 2021)

 


All Schools and Central Offices Closed. No In-person or Virtual Learning (Condition A)

All Fairfax County Public Schools and central offices are closed today/tomorrow. In-person and virtual learning are canceled today/tomorrow. The following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled:

  • appointments for in-person assessments and interventions
  • extracurricular activities
  • interscholastic contests
  • team practices
  • field trips
  • middle school after-school programs
  • professional learning and training courses
  • adult and community education classes
  • recreation programs and community use by outside groups not affiliated with FCPS
  • Supporting Return to School (SRS) programs are closed

Employees designated as essential personnel shall follow supervisor direction. Emergency administrative leave is authorized for all other personnel.

 


Virtual Learning for All Students, Division Operations are Open, School Building Work Spaces are Not Available (Condition B)

All Fairfax County Public Schools’ students will participate in virtual learning today/tomorrow.

Students will have synchronous (teacher-led) instruction. Information about food distribution will be sent separately. 

The following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled:

  • appointments for in-person assessments and interventions
  • extracurricular activities
  • interscholastic contests
  • team practices
  • field trips
  • middle school after-school programs
  • professional learning and training courses
  • adult and community education classes
  • recreation programs and community use by outside groups not affiliated with FCPS
  • Supporting Return to School (SRS) programs are closed

Organizers of virtual school events will reach out to participants regarding the status of the event.

Public school bus support for non-school programs is canceled.

While division operations are open, access to school facilities is limited and school work spaces for instruction are unavailable. All teachers, instructional assistants, and other less-than-12-month staff should telework from home. Program managers will inform staff if or when school building work spaces are available. School Office and Central Office 12-month employees who can telework should telework or follow supervisor direction for reporting in-person.

 


Virtual Learning for All Students, Division Operations are Open, School Building Work Spaces are Not Available (Condition C)

All Fairfax County Public Schools’ students will participate in virtual learning today/tomorrow.

Students will have asynchronous (independent) instruction. Information about food distribution will be sent separately. 

The following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled:

  • appointments for in-person assessments and interventions
  • extracurricular activities
  • interscholastic contests
  • team practices
  • field trips
  • middle school after-school programs
  • professional learning and training courses
  • adult and community education classes
  • recreation programs and community use by outside groups not affiliated with FCPS
  • Supporting Return to School (SRS) programs are closed

Organizers of virtual school events will reach out to participants regarding the status of the event.

Public school bus support for non-school programs is canceled.

While division operations are open, access to school facilities is limited and school work spaces for instruction are unavailable. All teachers, instructional assistants, and other less-than-12-month staff should telework from home. Program managers will inform staff if or when school building work spaces are available.  School Office and Central Office 12-month employees who can telework should telework or follow supervisor direction for reporting in-person.

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Virtual Learning for All Students, Division Operations are Open On-Time, School and Central Office Building Work Spaces are Available to Employees (Condition D)

 

All Fairfax County Public Schools’ students will participate in virtual learning today/tomorrow. 

Students will have synchronous (teacher-led) instruction. Information about food distribution will be sent separately.  

SRS will open on time. FCPS transportation will not be provided. 

The following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled:

  • appointments for in-person assessments and interventions
  • field trips
  • middle school after-school programs
  • professional learning and training courses
  • adult and community education classes
  • recreation programs and community use by outside groups not affiliated with FCPS 

All activities listed below are canceled until noon. Updated information will be provided by noon for afternoon activities: 

  • extracurricular activities
  • interscholastic contests
  • team practices 

Organizers of virtual school events will reach out to participants regarding the status of the event. 

Public school bus support for non-school programs is canceled.

 

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All Fairfax County public schools and offices will close two hours early today. (Condition E)

Morning preschool (special education) classes are dismissed at approximately 11:00 a.m.

Full-day preschool (special education) and Family and Early Childhood Education Program/Head Start classes are dismissed two hours earlier than the usual time.

Afternoon preschool (special education) classes are canceled.

The SRS program will close at 5:00.  

All late buses are canceled.

All shuttles scheduled at 11:00 a.m. and later are canceled.

The following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled:

extracurricular activities

interscholastic contests

team practices

field trips

middle school after-school programs

professional learning and training courses

adult and community education classes

recreation programs and community use by outside groups not affiliated with FCPS

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All Fairfax County public schools and offices will open two hours late today/tomorrow. (Condition F)

Central offices will open by 10:00 a.m. 

Morning preschool (special education) classes are canceled. 

Afternoon preschool classes start on their regular schedule. 

Full-day preschool (special education) and Family and Early Childhood Education Program/Head Start classes start two hours later than the regular schedule. 

Morning field trips are canceled. 

SRS centers will open at 8:00 a.m. FCPS transportation will not be provided. 

Morning transportation for high school academy classes is canceled. Transportation for afternoon academy classes will be provided. 

Adult and community education classes will start on time.