snow days

March 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Seeks Public Input on 2021-2022 School Calendar

Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) reviewed two proposed calendars for the 2021-22 school year Tuesday morning — but took no action. Between now and its March 23 vote, MCPS plans to reach out to the public for feedback on the choices. One starts before Labor Day and the other that begins after the holiday. In […]

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February 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Students Now Required to Attend School June 5

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said at a press conference Tuesday that, as of now, the last day of school is still June 14. Last Wednesday, schools were closed because of inclement weather for the fourth time during the academic calendar. Because MCPS has already used its three free snow days, the […]

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February 5, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

More Snow Could Mean a Longer School Year for MCPS

With temperatures hitting 70 degrees today, it feels like spring but don’t get fooled. It’s only early February which means more winter weather, including possible snow, over the next few weeks. Officials with Montgomery County Public Schools say they have used a total of three snow days so far in 2018-19, and at this time […]

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March 31, 2014 | Staff Writer

State Denies MCPS Snow Day Waiver Request

Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery on Monday denied a waiver request that would have allowed Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to go below the 180 days of instruction required by state law. However, Dr. Lowery said she would consider a modified request if MCPS agreed to make up more of the instructional time […]

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March 6, 2014 | Staff Writer


MCPS May Need to Extend School Year Due to Snow Days

As of March 6,  Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has used a total of nine emergency weather days (snow days). The 2013-2014 school calendar, as approved by the Montgomery County Board of Education, has four snow days built in, so MCPS is five days over its allotted number of snow days. The state of Maryland […]

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December 10, 2013 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Keeping Children/Teens Occupied on Snow Days

Children and teens usually love a day off from school because of snow. Parents don’t always like snow days because it means that they often have to keep their children and teens occupied all day. Here are a few suggestions to help have an enjoyable snow day for everyone in the family: 1)      Let children […]

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