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School Closure News

When inclement weather strikes, Charles County Public Schools wants to ensure clear communication regarding delayed openings, early dismissals, and school closures.  The communication methods outlined below are the most reliable ways to receive news about these events.  Visit Inclement Weather Procedures for more detailed information.

  • Call the 24-hour information line at 301-934-7410 or 301-932-6655.
  • Check the website at
  • Provide a valid email address to your child’s school to receive an email notification.
  • Follow us on Twitter @ccps.
  • Check for Facebook updates at Charles County Board of Education.

Text Messages from CCPS

Parents who want to opt-in for text message alerts from CCPS through School Messenger must have a cell phone number on their child’s emergency notification card on file at their child’s school. To opt-in, parents should receive a text message from 67587 and must reply Y or YES. Parents who change cell phone numbers during the school year must contact their child’s school to update their information. Once the information is updated, within 48 hours parents should receive an opt-in message from 67587. Only parents receive opt-in messages. Text STOP to 67587 at any time to stop receiving text message alerts from CCPS. Standard text message rates by cell phone carriers apply.

Notification by Charles County CNS

Receive free email and text message notification from the Citizen Notification Service (CNS). Visit to sign up. Select Charles County Public Schools notifications.

Notification by Press Release

We post a weather alert press release any time school status is affected by inclement weather. Subscribers receive our press releases by email the instant they are posted to our website. To subscribe, visit and enter your email address in the Subscribe box.

For staff members following the code system, visit CCPS Staff Codes.