Two Hour Early Closing

  • When schools close Two Hours Early:

    School Information

    Evening High School and Alternative Programs are canceled.

    After-School Activities


    After-school and evening activities at schools - including practices, performances, clubs, and athletic events - are canceled. (See When After-School Activities are Canceled)

Bus Transportation Services

  • School BusP.M. Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, ECI, and Developmental Center sessions are canceled.

    A.M. Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Developmental Centers and ECI sessions will dismiss at the regular time or 11:25 a.m., whichever is earlier.

    CAT-S

    • last bus trip from high schools to CAT-S will arrive at 7:40 a.m.
    • last bus trip to high schools from CAT-S will depart at 10:15 a.m. (A day) 8:35 (B day)

    CAT-N

    • last bus trip from high schools to CAT-N will arrive at 7:35 a.m.
    • last bus trip to high schools from CAT-N will depart at 10:15 am (A day) 8:40 (B day)


    All AACPS after-school activities and athletic events, including activity buses are canceled.

Employee Reporting

    • employeeThe workday for Unit I (TAAAC) employees will end as soon as their responsibilities for student supervision are completed. Other Unit I employees shall be released by their principal or supervisor when their duties and responsibilities have been satisfactorily completed.

    • If inclement weather occurs on a day when students have a scheduled early dismissal (as set forth in the school calendar) the work day for Unit I (TAAAC) employees will continue until an early release is authorized by the Superintendent, unless the inclement weather causes students to be released earlier then the pre-scheduled time.

    • Unit II (AEL) employees will be released by their principal or supervisor when their duties and responsibilities have been satisfactorily completed.
    • Unit III AFSCME) employee work requirements are provided in the Employee Handbook.

    • School-based Unit IV (SAAAAC) employees may leave their work locations in line with the regular dismissal as affected by the early closing. For example, if a school-based Unit IV (SAAAAC) employee regularly leaves his/her work location at 3:30 p.m. and schools are closed two hours early, the Unit IV (SAAAAC) employee would be dismissed at 1:30 p.m. Non-school-based Unit IV employees will be dismissed at the direction of the Superintendent or the Superintendent’s designee.

    • Unit V and Unit VI employees shall be released by their principal or supervisor when their duties and responsibilities have been satisfactorily completed.