School Closings and Delays

The superintendent or superintendent’s designee may order the closing, the delay in opening or the early dismissal of any or all schools in order to protect the safety and welfare of the students and staff. Unless employees are notified that their work schedule is changed because of adverse weather or emergency conditions, it is expected that all employees will work according to the terms of their contract and division policy. During adverse weather or emergency conditions, employees follow guidelines from the superintendent related to work schedules. The guidelines may be reviewed by the school board.

In addition to school closing information posted on all of our school and division home pages you can find information concerning school closings or delayed openings for Fredericksburg City Public Schools by checking one of the following:

  • Fredericksburg.com
  • Everbridge Text Alerts
  • Our Social Media Feeds (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
  • School Messenger (Phone Call/Email)
  • WFLS (93.3)
  • WVBX (99.3)
  • WWUZ (96.9)
  • WNTZ (96.5)
  • WFVA/B101.5
  • WGRQ (95.9)
  • WGRX (104.5)
  • WTOP (107.7)
  • Channel 6 - WTVR
  • Channel 8 - WRIC TV
  • Channel 4 - WRC
  • Channel 9 - WUSA
  • Channel 7 - WJLA
  • Public Access Channel (Comcast - Channel 18/Verizon - Channel 41/Cox - Channel 83)
  • School Website

We encourage parents to signup for alerts on FredericksburgAlert.com, visit our Website, the Fredericksburg.com website, or listen to one of the radio or television stations listed above.

REGULAR OPENING AND CLOSING TIMES

Virginia Preschool Initiative: Doors open at 8:05AM, tardy bell is at 8:30AM, dismissal at 3PM.

Early Childhood Special Education: Doors open at 8:05AM, tardy belly is at 8:30AM, dismissal is at 11:30AM for 2 year olds, and 1:30PM for 3 and 4 year olds.

Head Start: Doors open at 8:05AM, tardy bell at 8:30AM, dismissal at 1:30PM for 3 year olds, and 3PM for 4 year olds.

Both elementary schools: Doors open at 8AM, tardy bell at 8:30AM, dismissal at 3:15PM. 

Walker-Grant Middle: Doors open at 7:15AM, tardy bell at 7:40AM, dismissal at 2:40PM.

James Monroe High: Doors open at 7AM, tardy bell at 7:45AM, dismissal at 2:45PM.  

EARLY DISMISSAL TIMES

Hugh Mercer Elementary School 11:00 A.M.

Lafayette Upper Elementary School 11:00 A.M.

Walker-Grant Middle School 12:00 P.M.

James Monroe High School 12:00 P.M.

Head Start 11:00 A.M.
Preschool –ECSE 11:00 A.M.

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER LATE OPENINGS (2 HOUR DELAY)

Virginia Preschool Initiative: Doors open at 10:05AM, tardy bell is at 10:30AM, dismissal at 3PM.

Early Childhood Special Education: Doors open at 10:05AM, tardy belly is at 10:30AM, dismissal is at 11:30AM for 2 year olds, and 1:30PM for 3 and 4 year olds.

Head Start: Doors open at 10:05AM, tardy bell at 10:30AM, dismissal at 1:30PM for 3 year olds, and 3PM for 4 year olds.

Both elementary schools: Doors open at 10AM, tardy bell at 10:30AM, dismissal at 3:15PM. 

Walker-Grant Middle: Doors open at 9:15AM, tardy bell at 9:40AM, dismissal at 2:40PM.

James Monroe High: Doors open at 9AM, tardy bell at 9:45AM, dismissal at 2:45PM.  

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER EARLY CLOSINGS

James Monroe High School will close first at a set time.
Head Start and Preschool will follow immediately. Walker-Grant
Middle School, Lafayette Upper Elementary School, and Hugh
Mercer Elementary School buses will arrive after they make the James Monroe runs.