Fairfax public schools open two hours late Friday

wintry mix photoVDOT Photo

With a little more wintery-mix weather possible in the pre-dawn hours, a late opening Friday is in store for Fairfax County public schools.

The forecast calls for a good chance of rain, snow, and sleet  between 1 am and 4 am, then a slight chance of rain and snow later in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
VDOT says they expect some roads to re-freeze overnight and their crews will continue to work around the clock.
Here’s information regarding other school-related activities:
  • 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.
  • SACC centers will open at 7 a.m.
  • 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.


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