Inclement Weather Policy

 

 
School closings, delayed opening, and early dismissal announcements will be communicated as soon as possible following a decision by the superintendent to close, delay, or dismiss schools early. Please do not call Pot Spring Elementary for this information.  Announcements will be communicated through the following:

                


•  
BCPS Now for Android and iOS
•  BCPS news e-mail and text message alerts
•  BCPS information hotline (443) 809-5555
•  Systemwide phone notification, as determined by the superintendent
•  BCPS TV- Comcast Cable Channel 73 & Verizon Fios Channel 34
•  BCPS Twitter and Facebook accounts
    •  Local radio and television stations
•  
Schools-out.com  


 
 •  If schools are closing for the day due to inclement weather, whenever
possible, decisions will be made no later than 5:30 a.m. 
                 Pot Spring Elementary WILL NOT OPEN


 
 
 •  If schools have a delayed opening due to inclement weather, whenever  
possible, decisions will be made no later than 5:30 a.m. 

 •  Students shall report for classes in accordance with the delayed opening announcement:
                 ONE Hour Delay

Pot Spring Elementary will open at 10:10 a.m.
(doors open at 9:55 a.m.)

  * Breakfast WILL NOT be served.  We follow our normal lunch schedule 
      on these days beginning at 11:00 a.m
..  Please 
be sure that your child 
      eats breakfast before arriving to school. 
 
TWO Hour Delay

Pot Spring Elementary will open at 11:10 a.m.
(doors open at 10:55 a.m.)

  * Morning Pre-K classes are cancelled.
* Breakfast WILL NOT be served.  We follow our normal lunch schedule
      on these days beginning at 11:00 a.m
..  Please
be sure that your child
      eats breakfast before arriving to school. 


 •  The following programs and activities shall be cancelled
       

*  All before-school child care programs

*  All morning field trips



 
 •  If schools are dismissing early due to inclement weather, whenever possible, the announcement will be made no later than 10:00 a.m. 

 •  Students shall be dismissed in accordance with the early dismissal announcement:
                

ONE Hour Early Dismissal

Pot Spring Elementary will dismiss at 2:45 p.m. 
  * Afternoon Pre-K students will be dismissed with students in grades K-5
      and will travel home on the same buses with these students.
* Lunches WILL be served
.
   

TWO Hour Early Dismissal

Pot Spring Elementary will dismiss at 1:45 p.m.


Afternoon Pre-K classes are cancelled.
Morning Pre-K students will be dismissed with students in grades K-5
      and will travel home on the same 
buses with these students.  Pre-K
      parents are allowed to pick-up their students at their regular 11:40 a.m.
      dismissal time, if they desire.  
* Every effort will be made to serve lunches to all students.

•  The following programs and activities shall be cancelled
               

*  All afternoon field trips, except as outlined

*  All extended day learning programs

*  All after-school child care programs

*  All after-school activities and school-sponsored events

*  All planned used of facilities by non-BCPS organizations

 

 
•  If schools are dismissing early due to heat, whenever possible, the announcement will be made no later than 8:00 p.m. the evening prior to the closure. 

•  Students shall be dismissed in accordance with the early dismissal announcement.

*see above for times relating to Pot Spring Elementary

 
•  The following programs and activities shall be cancelled in all schools, regardless of air conditioning status: 
                

*  All afternoon field trips, except as outlined

*  All extended day learning programs

*  All after-school child care programs

*  All after-school activities and school-sponsored events

 
•  In schools with air conditioning, all planned use of facilities by outside organizations may continue as scheduled.   
information in accordance with BCPS Policies and Rule 6303