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|Inclement Weather Closings & Delays Procedures|
2015-16 Closing & Delays Procedures Letter from the Superintendent:Delayed Opening and School Closing Procedures Letter
(Spanish) El Superintendente anuncia los procedimientos que se seguirán en caso de mal tiempo
(Vietnamese) Thư về Trường Trì hoãn Mở và các Thủ tục về Trường Đóng cửa
(Korean) 악천후 휴교, 등교 지연 및 조기 하교 안내
Decisions to delay or close schools due to inclement weather are usually made by 5 a.m. the day of the delay or closing.
Where to Find Closing Announcements:
When schools are "closed on Code Red" (employees do not report to work) or "closed on Code Green" (teachers do not report but 12-month employees do report to work), all school division activities will be cancelled. Also the School Age Care Program will not open.
Two-Hour or One-Hour Delayed Opening
Early Closing (One-Hour or Two-Hour Early Dismissal)
|Links & Information|
Weather Related FAQs
How Many "Snow Days" Are Left?
After the Friday, March 4 Code Red, we still have 17.8 hours (about 3 days worth), of time remaining before falling below VA requirements for instructional time. Read more.
How Decisions Are Made:
Decisions are made based on conditions across the county and beyond to create a margin of safety for all travelers from all areas of the county. Conditions that can appear safe in one area may well be very different in another. Decisions take all areas into consideration to protect the safety of all our students and staff. Extensive decision making incorporates field surveys, review of weather forecasts, and coordination with other agencies.
Sign up for PWCS E-NEWS Notifications
School closings and activities announcements due to inclement weather can be sent to you via text messaging or email.
However, it's best to also check the PWCS Web site, TV, or radio announcements as well.
MyPWCS app for mobile devices delivers the information you want, including emergency announcements, news, and inks to lunch menus, school contacts, bus schedules, and lunch payments, to the palm of your hand. Download the latest version from the Google Play Store and the App Store. See instructions for downloading to your device below:
EMPLOYEE CLOSING INFORMATION:
Code Red (Employees do not report to work): Schools are closed and employees shall not report for work.
Certain administrators and classified employees as specifically designated by their supervisor will report at times specified to perform essential duties such as snow removal.
Code Green (Teachers do not report to work): Schools are closed and all 12-month employees and all administrators shall report for work. Annual leave may be requested by those employees unable to report for work (liberal leave).
Staff, teachers on less than 12-month contracts, teacher aides, bus drivers, bus driver attendants, cafeteria workers and other less than 12-month classified employees shall not report for work.