State law requires school districts to make up every day missed so that the school year includes at least 170 days of teaching and learning and 1,062 instructional hours. There is no exception unless FCPS misses 20 consecutive days or a change is approved by the governor or General Assembly. The FCPS calendars are updated after the district confirms each make-up date.
Schools start either one or two hours later than normal, as announced. Buses run regular routes; just add one or two hours to the regularly scheduled times. Breakfast will be available before school. School dismissal times remain the same, and afternoon and evening activities continue as usual. Decisions about making up the time missed will be made on a case-by-case basis according to state guidelines.
All preschool sessions are canceled (a.m., p.m., and full-day).
Afternoon preschool sessions, afternoon technical center classes, and after-school and evening activities are all canceled. Buses will run afternoon routes, adjusted for the early dismissal. Simply subtract from the regular drop-off times. Decisions about making up the time missed will be made on a case-by-case basis in accordance with state guidelines. Please be on the lookout from your child's teacher via Class Dojo during early dismissal days.