Emergency Announcement

Thursday, March 5 - 6:45 p.m. - All Fairfax County public schools and offices will be closed on Friday, March 6 (Condition 1).  FCPS schools are closed Friday to allow for the clearing of parking lots and sidewalks. 

The following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled:

  • extracurricular activities
  • interscholastic contests
  • team practices
  • field trips
  • middle school after-school programs
  • professional learning and training courses
  • adult and community education classes
  • recreation programs and community use by outside groups not affiliated with FCPS

School age child care (SACC) centers are closed.

The Fairfax County School Board forum work session and regular business meeting scheduled for March 5, 2015, have been canceled. Information regarding the rescheduling of agenda topics originally scheduled for March 5 will be provided within the next few days.


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When Fairfax County Public Schools have a schedule change (closing or delay) due to inclement weather or other emergencies, the information is communicated as soon as the decision is made in these ways: 

  • Posted here, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Posted on TV Channel 21 (Cox Communications, Reston Comcast, and Verizon cable customers only).
  • Sent via e-mail to parents, employees, and KIT Plus subscribers of Delayed Openings and School Closings through the Keep in Touch e-mail notification system.
  • Called in to area radio and television stations.
  • Sent via text message to Keep in Touch Plus subscribers who have opted to receive Delayed Openings and School Closings.

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Last Updated

March 5, 2015