School Closing and Snow Day Information
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Decisions on schedule changes are made after careful study of the best information available from weather services and Charlottesville Public Works. Safety is our first concern.
When do we decide?
- Morning announcements will be made by 5:30 a.m. whenever possible. Sometimes we can announce a decision the evening before.
- Early-release decisions will be made by 10:30 a.m. whenever possible.
Where we announce school closings:
- CCS School Closing Weather Line: 245-2401
- CCS home page: www.charlottesvilleschools.org
- CCS social media: www.facebook.com/CvilleSchools and www.twitter.com/CvilleSchools
- Via phone, email, or text. New this year: All families will receive calls and emails at all times unless you customize your settings. See instructions here.
- Through local TV and radio stations
- Please do not phone the school or media stations
When schools are closed for the day:
- CLASS and EDGE programs are canceled.
- Extracurricular activities, interscholastic contests, team practices, field trips, and recreation programs in schools and on school grounds are canceled unless otherwise indicated.
- Adult classes, GED, or ESL classes will be canceled for the morning; for information about evening classes, please call 245-2817.
When schools are opened late:
- EDGE will NOT operate the before-school program when schools open late.
- Adult, GED and ESL classes will open on a delayed schedule.
- Offices will open on a delayed schedule.
- Morning field trips are canceled.
- Early-morning classes at Buford and CHS are cancelled.
When schools are closed early due to worsening weather:
- Students will be fed lunch before being put on buses, if possible.
- CLASS and EDGE will NOT operate the after-school program when school is dismissed earlier than regular dismissal time.
- Extracurricular activities, interscholastic contests, team practices, field trips, adult classes, GED or ESL classes, and recreation programs in schools and on school grounds are canceled unless otherwise indicated.