Emergency and Inclement Weather Policy

Children’s House Montessori School follows Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) for closures due to emergencies and inclement weather.  On occasion, when Fairfax County Public School closings do not apply to us, we will be open, depending on the reason for the closing. We will leave a message on the school telephone and on the front page of the website as well.

  • If FCPS are closed, we are closed. 
  • If FCPS have a delayed opening, we will open at 10:00 AM.
  • If FCPS close early, we will close at 1:00 PM.
  • If FCPS cancel after-school activities, we will close at 3:00 PM.

Children’s House Montessori School takes an “all hazards” approach to emergencies, meaning we prepare for every type of emergency, from severe weather events to terrorist attacks to fire hazards.  We practice fire drills monthly, and shelter-in-place, tornado and earthquake drills semi-annually.  All teachers are trained in CPR and First Aid, and someone is on site at all times who has had Medication Administration training, as required by Virginia Department of Social Service Department of Licensing.  

You can view our complete Site Risks/Hazards Safety Police, located in the office.  

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