D.C.-area school officials are outlining their inclement weather plans for students as the first storm of the winter season converges on the region.
In Montgomery County, unless there is a countywide power outage, school officials anticipate following their normal virtual instructional schedules on days when it snows, according to a WTTG-TV (Channel 5) report.
In Prince George’s County, distance learning students will be required to join their classes if there is a snow day or inclement weather.
So far, Alexandria County plans to continue virtual learning in the event of snow.
In the event of inclement weather that makes travel to and from school unsafe, Arlington County would revert from in-person to distance learning for all students, WTTG reported. If there are severe storm-related incidents such as power or network outages that would not allow students or teachers to connect, the county would look at closing school. In the case of a power or network outage, instruction would be canceled.
D.C. Public Schools did not announce any plans ahead of Wednesday’s storm, which was expected to drop a significant amount of snow on the region. Fairfax County also had not yet posted updates regarding inclement weather.