Emergency Announcements

Emergency Guidelines for Parents and Guardians: English | Español (PDF)

Last update: Friday, February 17, 2017 11:08 AM EST

There are no emergency announcements at this time. ACPS does not post announcements when schools are open as scheduled.

School closing announcements, due to inclement weather, are made in the following order:

  1. ACPS Hotline: 703-866-5300
  2. ACPS Emergency E-news: subscribe to this e-mail announcement list via City of Alexandria website*
  3. ACPS Website:
  4. ACPS-TV, Channel 71 in the City of Alexandria
  5. Local television and radio stations

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* For emergency announcements, e-mail notifications are sent out as soon as decisions are reached but Internet conditions can significantly delay their arrival. Being on the notification list is not a substitute for monitoring your local media (newspapers, radio, TV and so on) in situations where a delay in opening or school closing is an obvious possibility (such as when the weather forecast calls for snow). The ACPS information hotline, 703-866-5300, is updated even before any media calls are made.