Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has adjusted its inclement weather procedures for the 2020-21 school year. The procedures take into account the virtual learning schedule currently in place for all CCPS students.  The following are the updated procedures effective during Phase 1 of virtual learning.

Virtual instruction on-time during inclement weather

  • Virtual instruction starts on time.
  • Any student currently in a CCPS learning or internet center, or doing virtual learning from a CCPS school would participate in online learning from home.
  • Virtual instruction on-time will only be announced under certain inclement weather conditions.


Virtual instruction one-hour delay, Code 1

  • Virtual learning starts one hour late for students.
  • Learning support and internet centers at all schools are closed.
  • Curbside morning meal service and the mobile meals program are canceled. Meal sites will operate the afternoon distribution as usual from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Students enrolled in the morning prekindergarten program start classes one hour late.
  • Afternoon prekindergarten students start classes on time.


Virtual instruction two-hour delay, Code 2

  • Virtual learning begins two hours late for students.
  • Learning support and internet centers at all schools are closed.
  • Curbside morning meal service and the mobile meals program are canceled. Meal sites will operate the afternoon distribution as usual from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • The morning prekindergarten program is canceled.
  • Afternoon prekindergarten students start classes on time.


Schools closed, Code Red

  • No virtual instruction takes place.
  • Essential CCPS staff report on time.
  • School buildings and offices are closed.
  • CCPS meal sites are closed.


Schools closed, Code Blue

  • No virtual instruction takes place.
  • No employees report to work.
  • School buildings and office are closed.
  • CCPS meal sites are closed.


How To Get School Closure News

Call the 24-hour information line at
301-934-7410 or 301-932-6655.

Check the website at www.ccboe.com.

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 Public Schools.

Text Messages from CCPS
Parents and guardians can opt-in to receive text message alerts from CCPS through School Messenger. Parents/guardians must have a cell phone number listed on their child's emergency notification card. To opt-in, text Y or YES to 67587. Users will then receive a confirmation text. Parents who change cell phone numbers during the school year must contact their child’s school to update their information. Text STOP to 67587 at any time to stop receiving text message alerts from CCPS. Standard text message rates by cell phone carriers apply. This feature is available only to parents and staff, as the system uses data included in CCPS records. 

Notification by Charles County CNS
Receive free email and text message notification from the Citizen Notification Service (CNS). Visit http://www.charlescountymd.gov/CNS 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 www.ccboe.com/pr and enter your email address in the "Subscribe" box.