School Closings

SCHOOL CLOSINGS:

EMERGENCY and INCLEMENT WEATHER PROTOCOL

The following practices are being established for the safety and well-being of:
  • ECPS students
  • ECPS employees
  • The vehicle that transports ECPS students
Communication Methods:
  • Honeywell Instant Alert
  • ECPS Webpage
  • TV Stations (WTVR Channel 6, WRIC Channel 8, WWTB Channel12)
  • Radio Stations (WRAR 105.5, WNNT 107.5, WFVA 101.5, WCVE Public Radio 88.9 Richmond, WCNV-FM 89.1 Heathsville, and WMVE-M 90.1 Chase City)
Two Hour Delays

On a two-hour delay day, transportation will not be provided for the following student programs:
  • Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School
  • A.M. Northern Neck Vocational-Technical Center
Additional Notes:

Early Release Days: Principals have the discretion to delay the release of faculty/staff based on notification and/or verification from Transportation that students have been delivered safely to home/stop locations.


ECPS SCHOOL CLOSINGS: Emergency and Inclement Weather Protocol Wording to be used for all ECPS Announcements

  • Option 1: TWO HOURS LATE
    Essex County Public Schools will open two hours late today (name day of week and date) due to inclement weather. Classes are cancelled for the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School and the A.M. Northern Neck Vocational-Technical Center. All maintenance and bus garage employees must report at their regularly scheduled start time.
  • Option 2: EARLY DISMISSAL
    Essex County Public Schools will close at xx:00 pm today (name day of week and date and time) due to inclement weather. Principals have the discretion to delay release of faculty and/or staff based on notification and/or verification through Transportation that students have been delivered safely to home/bus stop locations.
  • Option 3: CLOSED (ALL DAY) ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OPEN ALL DAY
    Essex County Public Schools will be closed today (name day of week and date) due to inclement weather. Administrative offices are open. Twelve-month employees and school office personnel are expected to report to work on time.
  • OPTION 4: CLOSED (ALL DAY) ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OPEN TWO HOURS LATE
    Essex County Public Schools and administrative offices will be closed today (name day of week and date) due to inclement weather. Administrative offices are open. Twelve-month employees and school office personnel are expected to report to work two hours late.
  • OPTION 5: CLOSED (ALL DAY)
    Essex County Public Schools and administrative offices will be closed today (name day of week and date) due to inclement weather. This closing includes all students and all employees.
  • OPTION 6: CLOSED (AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES)
    All after-school activities for Essex County Public School are cancelled today (name day of week and date) due to inclement weather (or another reason to be specified). This closing includes all student activities.