It’s possible to get alerts about Washington, DC area school closings and government closings and delays.
When school closings, government closings or delays are announced, text alerts about the location and cause will be sent to everyone signed up for cell phone alerts. If you are registered for email alerts about Washington, DC area government closings or school closings, you will get additional details. This might include notice about whether bus service or class schedules are affected and how to get updated information about the school or governments closing.
Alert Examples: Real Alerts about School and Government Closings
These are real text alerts and email alerts sent from Washington, DC area emergency alert systems:
All Fairfax County public schools will open two hours late on Thursday, Jan. 29. All offices will open on time. Morning (half-day) kindergarten will be dismissed one hour later than the usual time. Afternoon (half-day) kindergarten will begin one hour later than the usual time. Morning preschool (special education) and morning double session Family and Early Childhood Education (Head Start) classes are cancelled. Afternoon preschool and double session Family and Early Childhood Education (Head Start) classes start on their regular schedule. Full-day preschool (special education) and Family and Early Childhood (Head Start) classes start two hours later than the regular schedule. Morning field trips are cancelled. School Age Child Care (SACC) centers will open by 8 a.m.
All after-school activity bus service for Loudoun County Public Schools will be cancelled for Tuesday, December 16th. All LCPS athletic practices and events have been cancelled.
Due to inclement weather, Alexandria City Public Schools will dismiss early today. Secondary schools, grades 6-12, will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. Elementary schools will dismiss at 1 p.m. All afternoon and evening activities are cancelled.
Office of Personnel Management: The following message applies only to Monday, March 2, 2009. Federal agencies in the Washington, DC, area are OPEN under a DELAYED ARRIVAL\UNSCHEDULED LEAVE policy. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than 2 hours later than they would normally arrive.
Sign Up Now for Instant Emergency Alerts
To register for any of the emergency alert systems, select the city or county where you live or work. Capital alert is your way to sign up for any of the 17 DC area alert systems. Because you'll get alerts by cell phone or e-mail, you'll get this free, instant information wherever you are.