Fairfax, Arlington, Montgomery schools open two hours late Thursday


Fairfax and Arlington County schools will open two hours late Thursday as the region struggles back from the snowfall and icy conditions that began Wednesday.


Thursday, February 21 — Schools Two Hours Late, School offices and central offices will open on time.
All Fairfax County public schools will open two hours late, Feb. 21, 2019 (Condition 3B). School offices and central offices will open on time.

The delay will provide additional time to clear school parking lots and sidewalks while allowing for snow melt with the expected warmer temperatures.

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 8:00 a.m.

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

Adult High School and GED classes start two hours late.

Community education classes will start on time.


Thu, Feb 21: All APS schools and offices will open two hours late. The Extended Day program will also open two hours late and morning field trips are canceled. Essential employees and food service workers should report to work at their regularly scheduled time. All other employees should report to work two hours past their usual start time.

Montgomery County

Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late Thursday, February 21, 2019 due to emergency weather conditions. Administrative offices will open on time. Bus service will be provided on a two-hour-delayed schedule. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning half-day programs and field trips are canceled. Other activities and programs that begin at 10:50 a.m. or earlier are canceled. Childcare programs may open as scheduled.

Fairfax Connector

Operating Status for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019

Fairfax Connector will be returning to regular weekday service system-wide tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 21. Fairfax Connector officials would like to thank passengers for their patience today as wintry weather caused some service delays and detours – our safety is your top priority!

Conditions deteriorating

Roads will deteriorate as temperatures fall this evening, police and VDOT warn. They strongly urge drivers to stay off the roads tonight and to allow extra time to reach their destination tomorrow.


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