Weather Closure Status

Emergency Preparedness

Closings

Parents will be notified through the School Reach Emergency Notification System. They are also announced on local radio and most area television stations and at the St. Mary’s County Public School web site, http://www.smcps.org/schoolstatus.aspx.  Local radio stations include 98 Star FM, 97.7 WMDM and 102.9 WKIK.  Local television stations include WRC-TV Channel 4, WTTG-TV Channel 5, WJLA-TV Channel 7, and WUSA-TV Channel 9.

Hazardous weather conditions, such as excessive heat, hurricanes, snow, or ice may require schools to remain closed or to close early. Because we have County bus transportation, we abide by the decisions made by the St. Mary’s County Public Schools. Calls to verify closings should not be made to the rectory, school, or teachers’ homes.  In the event of a school closing or unscheduled early dismissal, school will be closed for all after-school and evening activities.
Delayed Openings

As with school closings, these announcements are made through the School Reach Emergency Notification System.  Announcements are also made on television, on radio, and at the St. Mary’s County Public School web site, www.smcps.org.  If the parochial school system is scheduled for an early dismissal and a delayed opening is announced, the early dismissal will be cancelled.  The dismissal time will change to that which is normal for a full day-3:00pm.   There is no half day Pre-K on delayed openings.
Early Dismissals

The students have early dismissal at 12:55 for faculty meetings usually once a month as scheduled on the calendar. If an emergency early dismissal should occur, parents will be notified by the media and by phone when possible. Please check school status at www.smcps.org. Once an emergency closure has been decided, parents are encouraged to pick up their children. Buses will make their normal runs.

Closings are announced on local radio and most area television stations and at the St. Mary’s County Public School web site, Local radio stations include 98 Star FM and 102.9 WKIK. Local television stations include WRC-TV Channel 4, WTTG-TV Channel 5, WJLA-TV Channel 7, and WUSA-TV Channel 9. Hazardous weather conditions, such as excessive heat, hurricanes, snow, or ice may require schools to remain closed or to close early. Because we have County bus transportation, we abide by the decisions made by the St. Mary’s County Public Schools. Parents will be notified through the Parent Reach Emergency Notification System. Calls to verify closings should not be made to the rectory, school, or teachers’ homes. In the event of a school closing or unscheduled early dismissal, school will be closed for all after-school and evening activities.  As with school closings, these announcements are made through the Parent Reach Emergency Notification System. Announcements are also made on television, on radio, and at the St. Mary’s County Public School web site. If St. John’s School is scheduled for an early dismissal and a delayed opening is announced, the early dismissal will be canceled and the children will be dismissed at the normal time – 3:00pm.   The students have early dismissal at 12:55 for faculty meetings usually once a month as scheduled on the calendar. If an emergency early dismissal should occur, parents will be notified by the media and by phone when possible. Please check school status at www.smcps.org/. Once an emergency closure has been decided, parents are encouraged to pick up their children. Buses will make their normal runs.