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Winter Weather: Stay in Touch with MCPS

November 15, 2016

Winter weather is coming soon. MCPS offers numerous ways for parents to learn about school closures, delayed openings and early dismissals due to inclement weather.

  • AlertMCPS

Receive text messages or emails from MCPS during weather-related emergencies and other major events that impact school system operations. Parents can also sign up to receive alerts specific to their child’s school.

Subscribe to AlertMCPS

  • MCPS cable channels

Comcast 34, Verizon 36 or RCN 89

  • Recorded information


  • Ask MCPS

301-309-6277. Staff take calls from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, in English and Spanish.

  • Twitter

  • Local radio and TV stations

Please make sure emergency contact information on file at your child’s school is up to date.

How to receive MCPS emergency information