News & Events

Update: Emergency School Closings and Make-Up

Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) will be in session Wednesday, April 4, pending Board of Education approval, through Friday, April 6 to make up for weather-related closures.

Schools were originally scheduled to be closed Tuesday, April 3 through Friday, April 6 for Spring Break, as noted in the 2017-18 calendar. The Prince George’s County Board of Education will consider designating April 4 as a makeup day at its March 29 meeting.

Schools have been closed six days this school year for inclement weather (Jan. 4-5 and 17, and March 2, 21-22). The 2017-18 school calendar planned for five inclement weather makeup days. ​

Due to a statewide mandate by Gov. Hogan, the school calendar must start after Labor Day and end June 15.

Schools Closed 3/22/18

Thursday, March, 22, 2018 – Code Blue – Due to unsafe conditions on roads and walking routes, schools are closed. Central Offices will open with two hour delay. All 12-month personnel are expected to report. A Liberal Leave policy will be in effect for non-emergency personnel.

Schools Closed 3/21/18

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 – Code Yellow – Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) – Schools and offices are closed. EMERGENCY PERSONNEL only must report to work.

Today’s Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology at DuVal High School Open House Information Session is rescheduled for Monday, March 26, 2018, at 6:00 PM. Please email dhsaero@pgcps.org if you have any additional questions.

3/14/18 UPDATE ON PGCPS EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND MAKE-UP DAYS

UPDATE ON PGCPS EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND MAKE-UP DAYS

Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) lost a fourth day of instruction on Friday, March 2 due to hazardous wind-related school closures. PGCPS will request a waiver from the Maryland State Board of Education for the March 2 closure, but students, staff and families should expect school to be in session on Friday, April 6 – originally scheduled as the last day of Spring Break.

Schools were previously closed due to unsafe weather conditions on Thursday, January 4; Friday, January, 5; and Wednesday, January 17. The 2017-18 school calendar includes two inclement weather makeup days built in. A third makeup day was used Friday, February 9. Any additional closures will require attendance on Thursday, April 5 as well.

The PGCPS calendar meets Governor Hogan’s mandate for a post-Labor Day start date with June 15 as the final day of school.

School delays or closures greatly impact students, families and staff. The decision to delay or close schools is based on safety and a variety of other factors, including National Weather Service reports, recommendations from PGCPS transportation supervisors and building maintenance directors, who survey conditions throughout the county as early as 3 a.m. Facility staff report on power outages, HVAC/heat issues and any plumbing issues that could impact schools and offices. PGCPS executive staff members communicate with County government agencies. The school system’s top consideration is safety for buses, motorists and students who walk to school.

For the latest updates on inclement weather occurs, visit:

View Emergency Weather Codes and Plans.