Tuesday, November 20, 2012
All Fairfax County Public Schools will close early on Wednesday for Thanksgiving break.
All Fairfax County Public Schools will close two hours early this Wednesday to help school buses avoid the increased traffic related to Thanksgiving travel. The policy to close early on the day before Thanksgiving has been in effect the past few years. See Patch's complete holiday shopping, traveling, cooking and giving guide here. Superintendent Jack Dale has issued guidelines regarding the closing: Schedules for Head Start, preschool, alternative learning centers, and intervention support programs will have special modified hours coordinated by transportation and program staff members. All other FCPS classes will be dismissed two hours earlier than the regular Tuesday through Friday closing schedule. Limited preapproved school …
Monday, October 29, 2012
No decision yet if schools will be closed Wednesday.
Falls Church Public Schools will remain closed Tuesday due to heavy rain and high winds brought by Hurricane Sandy. John Brett, FCCPS spokesman, said the school district will evaluate things Tuesday before they decide anything about Wednesday. With this being the first time the schools have been through a storm like Sandy, Brett said they wanted to lean on the side of caution and close schools before people lost power. City government and FCCPS schools were closed Monday. A decision on the status of city government has not been made as of yet. Follow Falls Church Patch for storm updates and closings throughout Hurricane Sandy.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle school students off; teachers must report to George Mason High for training day.
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School will be closed Thursday because of a problem with a sewer line. Students have Thursday off and teachers must report to George Mason High by 8:30 a.m. for a training day. Officials said it was determined early in the evening that water will need to be shut off at varying times to the facility Thursday while repairs are made. Dr. Toni Jones, superintendent of Falls Church City Public Schools, said out of concern for the health of students and staff, the building will be closed.