Montgomery County Public Schools are preparing for expected severe weather this afternoon. At this time, MCPS will not be dismissing students early, however they could activate a Shelter-in-Place if warranted. This morning Howard County Public Schools announced they would close three hour early today. MCPS sent the following community message on Monday at noon:
“The national weather service is predicting possible severe weather for Montgomery County later today and likely occurring during school dismissal time. MCPS in times of severe or dangerous weather may need to initiate a Shelter-in-Place to ensure the safety of students and staff. If this were to happen and affect school dismissal or any other activities the district will communicate these updates through email, text message, the MCPS website, and the Alert Montgomery (Alert MCPS) system. We encourage our entire community to be aware today and to stay safe.
Montgomery County Public Schools”