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FCPS Warns Weather May Close Schools Early Tuesday

by Karen Goff March 3, 2015 at 8:15 am 1 Comment

Ice covered trees/FIle photoMore of the dreaded wintry mix is headed towards Reston this afternoon — which may make for a messy commute and early school closings.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the entire Washington, D.C., area from noon until 10 p.m. Tuesday. Forecasters say expect snow, sleet and freezing rain as temperatures hover right around freezing.

Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Karen Garza issued this statement late Monday:

At this time, we anticipate an on-time start for school tomorrow, March 3, 2015, as we strive to resume our regular academic calendar.

However, the National Weather Service is forecasting the possibility of freezing rain or sleet for tomorrow and this could result in an early dismissal of classes or the cancellation of after school and/or evening activities in FCPS schools or on school grounds.

Please monitor the FCPS website and Facebook and Twitter accounts, plus local media, and expect to receive a Keep in Touch message should we need to dismiss early or cancel after-school events.

Thank you for working with us as we continue to cope with this difficult winter weather.

Other area schools systems have also told parents to be on the lookout for early closings.

  • LittleMouse

    It seems like they are overreacting. I have to agree that it is cold, but it’s not a good reason to cancel lessons like that. Sure, when the weather is especially bad students can study online. But if you teach them to avoid difficulties, they will pay for college essay in the future instead of working hard on their own. What is more, kids usually take snow days to play outside and that’s what actually threatens their life. I really hope school board will understand that children’s education is no joke.


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