Inclement Weather Information
Spotsylvania County School Board Policy EBCD states, “The Superintendent or his/her designee may order the closing, a delay in opening, or the early dismissal of any or all schools in order to protect the safety and welfare of the students and staff.”
Making the decision to close schools or delay school openings involves many staff members and community organizations. On mornings when inclement weather such as snow or ice is expected or is a possibility, Spotsylvania County Schools’ Inclement Weather Team takes action.
The county has been divided into six regions for observation. Prior to 4:30 a.m., representatives for each region begin checking weather reports and road conditions. The Inclement Weather Team remains in constant contact during road and school parking lot checks. The superintendent is informed about the weather conditions and a decision is made by 5:30 a.m. At that time, the decision to close or delay opening of schools is relayed to designated radio and television stations, and posted on the Division’s website, ETV, Division's twitter and Facebook sites, and SpotsyAlert.
If the decision is to delay the opening of schools, the Inclement Weather Team continues to check the road conditions and monitors weather forecasts. Reports received from VDOT, the sheriff’s department and surrounding school divisions will continue to be monitored. Based on those reports, it may be determined to change the two hour delay to a closing depending on weather conditions.
Spotsy alert system requires you to register to receive notifications; visit the website to register.
Full instructional days missed due to inclement weather will be made up according to the plan included in the SCPS Instructional Calendar.
Student safety is our priority – should your student drive during inclement weather?
Due to their inexperience, many students do not know how to drive during hazardous road conditions. Please consider the safety of your child when making the decision whether he/she drives to school or takes the bus. Our school bus drivers are experienced drivers and their safety record is extremely good. Parents are urged to encourage your student to ride the bus when the school operates on a delayed opening. Bus stop information can be found on the division’s
Where to find Closing Information
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