Notifying Students and Parents about Severe Weather or Other Emergencies

MCPS works closely with the bus company and city/county transportation officials to monitor the condition of local roads and highways during severe weather or when other circumstances arise. The District will use the Connect 5 System to communicate with student and staff households by telephone and email should school be cancelled or delayed. We will also post information on the District website, Facebook and Twitter feed.  

A recorded phone message, email and text will be generated to each household as early as 6:15 a.m.  Households can set message preferences with their school secretary to ensure messages are received on the preferred phone number, mobile number and email address.  In addition, students and parents may also:


Tune into one of these radio or television stations: 
 Zoo FM

KLTC (107.5)

 The Blaze

KBAZ (96.3 FM)

 Eagle 93

KGGL (93.3 FM)

KZOQ (100.1 FM)
The Hawk  

KXDR (98.7 FM)


KBQQ (106.7 FM)

Mountain FM  

KMSO (102.5)


(Local NBC Television Affiliate)


(Local CBC Television Affiliate)

 Bus Delays 

School bus

If you hear from an official district source or public news outlet that school buses are delayed or that school is starting late due to severe weather, please keep your child(ren) at home and supervised until either buses arrive or until the publicized time that school begins.  Remember, teachers and other staff may also have difficulty getting to school and may not be available to supervise students.
In addition, please understand that loss of electricity at specific buildings may cause problems with telephones and other communication tools.  We will do our best to work around these issues.