Updated inclement weather codes, address prek and mobile meals

Updated inclement weather codes, address prek and mobile meals


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.

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event. CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).

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