As the D.C. area braces for several inches of snowfall Monday morning, multiple school systems have announced closures, delayed starts or a switch to virtual learning.
In Maryland, the following school districts will be closed due to the weather:
- Montgomery County Public Schools
- Prince George's County Public Schools
- St. Mary’s County Public Schools
- Anne Arundel County Public Schools
- Howard County Public Schools
- Charles County Public Schools
- Calvert County Public Schools are now closed after initially planning to open two hours late.
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Frederick County Public Schools will start two hours late. FCPS will also dismiss students an hour late.
In Virginia, the following school districts will be closed due to the weather:
- Arlington Public Schools
- Fairfax County Public Schools
- Prince William County Public Schools
- Falls Church City Public Schools
- Manassas Park City Schools
- Culpeper County Public Schools
- Alexandria City Schools will be closed for in-person learning but students will attend class virtually.
- Loudoun County Public Schools are closed after initially planning to start with a two-hour delay.
A number of school districts already have either no school or virtual learning planned, unrelated to the snowstorm.
D.C. Public Schools were already scheduled to be closed Monday and Tuesday amid a major effort to test every student and staff member. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that because of the storm, students must now test on Wednesday, Jan. 5 and schools will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 6.
Fredericksburg City Public Schools, Stafford County Public Schools and Fauquier County Public Schools have professional days for teachers planned, and no school for students.