Closings

GREENWOOD SCHOOL INCLEMENT WEATHER/EMERGENCY POLICY:

We DO NOT follow the Prince George’s Co. School Closing Policy

If the Federal Government announces:

  1. Unscheduled Leave or Unscheduled Telework - We open at 9:00 AM
  2. Delayed Opening of xx Hours – If 1 hour delay we open at 8:30 AM; 2 hour delay we open at 9:30; 3 hour delay we open at 10:30
  3. Closed - We will be closed
  4. Closing Early - We will contact parents with regards to our plans.

Check the operating status of the Federal Government at www.opm.gov/status

WE ARE USING A SCHOOL MESSENGER PROGRAM TO IMMEDIATELY COMMUNICATE SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND DELAYS VIA TEXT AND EMAIL. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE REGISTERED YOUR CELLPHONE NUMBER AND/OR EMAIL ADDRESS.

If you ever have a question as to the status of Greenwood’s opening or closing, please call 301-277-6877 to listen to the answering machine. (Message will be changed as needed.)

Remember that the purpose of this policy is to ensure the safety of your children as well as the parents and the staff.  (We reserve the right to close the school if we feel the roads are too treacherous for the children, parents and staff to be on.)

Since many of our staff members live some distance from school and cannot be sure of getting to school on snow days, we may be operating with a reduced staff.  For this reason, we regret that we will not be able to accommodate siblings who do not attend Greenwood.

Please do not arrive before the designated opening time.  The purpose of late openings or early closings is to ensure a safe trip for all concerned.  We are sorry for the inconvenience, which we all share.  Please make alternate arrangements for such mornings and/or afternoons.

 

GSA CONTACTS

Carlton Thompson – 301-436-1535 Darlene Daniels – 202-260-6880 NCHS LIASON Robert Young – 301-252-2843

Important Dates

November 4     Friends of Greenwood Fall Get-Together, 3-5pm, University Park

November 7     Fall Bake Sale, 11am-1pm; Metro III Main Lobby

November 7     Claire's Gourmet Delivery

November 9     Veteran's Day Observed; School Closure

November 23-24     Thanksgiving Holiday; School Closure