Inclement Weather

When inclement weather or road conditions exist, all area media outlets are notified in the event of school closings, delays and early dismissals. Parents and students can find the most up-to-date information from local radio and television stations, the Arlington Cable TV Channel 70, on the web at, by e-mail through APS School Talk, and via the telephone Hotline: 1-866-322-4APS (4277). Please do not call the school.

Read more about the APS Inclement Weather Procedures and Reminders.

When school is dismissed early or closed for the day, afternoon and evening classes and activities are canceled. The following is what happens in each situation when the school schedule changes:

Schools Closed

All school buildings are closed. The decision is usually announced by 6:00 AM on all information outlets. All school activities are canceled unless otherwise announced. Administrative offices usually remain open.

Delayed Opening

Schools will open two hours later than usual. The decision is usually announced by 6:00 AM. The morning bus route schedule is also delayed by two hours. Field trips are canceled. Breakfast is not served. On any early release day, the early release is canceled and students remain until the regular daily dismissal time.

Early Dismissal

Schools will dismiss two hours early if conditions require. This decision is normally announced by 11:30 AM. Extracurricular activities, interscholastic contests, team practices, field trips, adult and community education classes, and recreation programs in schools and on school grounds are canceled.

All county residents are asked to clear sidewalks as quickly as possible following snow and ice storms. Sidewalks must be clear in order for students to walk to school and to bus stops safely.