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All Fairfax County Public Schools Closed Monday Due to Weather

FCPS calls off school due to icy roads from winter storm.

Two girls play outside the Pentagon Row ice skating rink in Arlington on Sunday, Dec. 8. Northern Virginia kids may get some more time to play in the snow on Monday, when classes in Fairfax County will be canceled. Photo by Rachel Hatzipanagos.
Two girls play outside the Pentagon Row ice skating rink in Arlington on Sunday, Dec. 8. Northern Virginia kids may get some more time to play in the snow on Monday, when classes in Fairfax County will be canceled. Photo by Rachel Hatzipanagos.

On Monday, Dec. 9, all Fairfax County public schools will be closed, and administrative offices will open at 12 noon, FCPS announced Sunday.

No word Sunday night if Falls Church City Public Schools will be closed.

  • Check back for additional closings and delayed openings.

The following activities in Fairfax County schools and on school grounds are canceled:

  • extracurricular activities
  • interscholastic contests
  • team practices
  • field trips
  • middle school after-school programs
  • professional learning and training courses
  • all adult and community education classes
  • recreation programs and community use by outside groups not affiliated with FCPS
  • School Age Child Care (SACC) centers.


Monday, Dec. 9 School Board Meetings

Due to inclement weather, the Monday, Dec. 9 Fairfax County School Board work sessions are rescheduled as follows:

  • 11:30 a.m. - Audit Committee meeting
  • 12:30 p.m. - All-day work sessions
Monday's forecast is for "rain or freezing rain before 1 p.m., then a chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service. High near 39. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. . New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible."

For Monday night, a "a slight chance of rain before 3 a.m., then a slight chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 29. Northwest wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent."

John Strother December 09, 2013 at 11:09 AM
The roads were clear and treated with salt and sand, there was less than an inch of snow, Nice snow day for the children. Afraid of ice coming and then rain, what were they chicken little? The sky is falling! I drove to 7-11 at 6 am, there wasn't any hassles to normal driving. Sure on curves where the speed limit is reduced, I slowed down to that speed, however it only be wise to do so. Many folks round Shreve Road at the concrete plant at speeds much higher than the speed limit and crash into telephone poles all the time either on dry pavement or wet. Yesterday someone hit the pole and moved it an inch. The speed for that curve is 20 mph, so how fast was this fool going? Plus I am so very glad I wasn't walking my dog at that time, we stand at that telephone pole to cross Shreve Road. The speed of 25 mph should be on every road, except interstate, within 1 mile of a metro station. Too many people walking and crossing streets located this close to a metro station, 35 MPH isn't pedestrian Friendly speeds.

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