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Inclement Weather

With students back in the classroom every day and winter weather now part of daily forecasts, I wanted to provide an update on how we will handle inclement weather and school operations. DC Public Schools will have traditional snow days with no virtual instruction in the event we need to close school buildings due to inclement weather.

Should snow or severe winter weather be expected, you will be notified via email if schools may open late, dismiss early, or be closed. DCPS’ operating status will also be posted online at, on @DCPublicSchools social media accounts, and with local news outlets.

The decision to delay or close school is a careful decision made by the Mayor informed by several factors, including temperature and wind chill, levels of snow and ice, road conditions, the availability of public transit, and how these conditions are forecast to develop over the course of the day.

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