Dear Leckie Pride,,
Now that we are in the winter months, DCPS have begun planning for inclement weather. Almost every year, DC experiences a few days of very cold or snowy weather that necessitate closing or delaying school and/or the Central Office. Below, please find information on what to expect from DCPS on inclement weather decisions.
Inclement weather decisions affecting schools and Central Office will be communicated in three ways:
1. Local Media: DCPS will submit inclement weather decisions to local media including TV, radio, and newspapers. Please check local outlets for information about closings and delays.
2. Social Media: DCPS will post inclement weather decisions on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The DCPS username for Twitter and Instagram is @dcpublicschools, and the Facebook page can be found atwww.facebook.com/dcpublicschools.
3. DCPS Website: The DCPS website will contain information on the homepage about closings and delays. Please visit dcps.dc.gov in the event of inclement weather.
Unless noted in these three locations, DCPS will be open.Information will be posted as soon as it’s available. Ideally, decisions are made the night before a closing or delay, but if a decision is made in the morning, information may not be available until 6:00 am. Please check one of the above options to get the latest information about closings and delays in the event of inclement weather.
Atasha M. James
M.V. Leckie Elementary School