Inclement Weather Information

  • SCHOOL CLOSING CODES
     

    Code 0 - Announcement: "All schools and offices are closed. School employees: Code 0 - no employees report."
    All schools are closed.
    All school and non-school activities, day and evening, are canceled.
    School division office and all support offices are closed.
    No employees should report to work.
    Decision made by 5:30 AM.

    Code 1 - Announcement: "All schools and offices are closed. School employees: Code 1 - essential personnel report to perform emergency services as necessary."

    All schools are closed.

    All school and non-school activities, day and evening, are canceled.
    Essential personnel will report at specified times, as safety permits, to perform emergency services as necessary

    Decision made by 5:30 AM.
     

    Code 2 - Announcement: "All schools are closed. School employees: Code 2 - twelve month employees report on time as safety permits:
    All schools are closed.
    All school and non-school activities, day and evening, are canceled..
    12-month employees report 2 hours late, as safety permits

    Decision made by 5:30 AM.
     

    Late Opening – Announcement: "Schools will open two hours late. Twelve month employees report to work on time, as safety permits. All other employees report two hours late."
    No code
    Alternate breakfast will be served to students.
    PROCEDURES

    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, SchoolsOut.com, and SpotsyAlert.

    If the decision is to delay the opening of schools, the Inclement Weather Team continues to check the road conditions and monitorsweather 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.

  • WHERE TO FIND SCHOOL CLOSING ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Division Website/Social Media:

     
     

    The Free Lance-Star:
    FM Stations:
    WBQB 101.5
    WGRQ 95.9
    WGRX 104.5
    WASH 97.1
    HOT 99.5
    WCVE 88.9
    WCNV 89.1
    WMVE 90.1
    WTOP 103.5
    WFLS 93.3
    WYSK 99.3
    WWUZ 96.9
    WJMA 96.7
    AM Stations:
    WFVA 1230
    WTOP 820
     
     
    Television Stations:
    WJLA CH 7 ABC
    WRC CH 4 NBC
    WUSA CH 9 CBS
    WTTG CH 5 FOX
    WTVR CH 6 CBS
    WRIC CH 8 ABC
    WWBT CH 12 NBC

     
    Cable Stations:
    Comcast Channel 18

    Alert Systems:
    www.spotsyalert.com


    Both alert systems require you to register to receive notifications; visit the website to register.