MPCS is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students and staff.
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Procedures followed by Manassas Park City Schools for (1) not opening schools, (2) delaying opening of schools, or (3) dismissing schools early on any given day due to inclement weather or other emergencies are as follows:
(1) No School – when it becomes necessary to close schools for the entire day that decision will be made and announced through the media, the Manassas Park City Schools’ emergency messaging system and will be posted on our web-site – www.mpark.net. between 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Special designations for 11 & 12 month employees only, will include the following codes:
Code Red: Staff do not report
Code Blue: Staff reports @ 10:00 a.m.
Maintenance and Custodial personnel will continue to follow our established procedures as they have done in the past.
(2) Delayed Opening – School opening delays due to inclement weather shall be one-(1)-hour or two-(2)-hour delays.
The morning Early Childhood Special Education Preschool program at Cougar Elementary School will meet on one (1) hour delays; but will not meet on two (2) hour delays.
The afternoon Early Childhood Special Education Preschool program at Cougar Elementary School will meet on one (1) and two (2) hour delays with no change in schedule.
Breakfast will be served when schools operate on an one-(1)-hour delay and two-(2)-hour delay.
(3) Early Dismissal – When it becomes necessary to dismiss schools early, an announcement to that effect will be made through appropriate media, the Manassas Park City Schools’ emergency messaging system, and will be posted on our web-site – www.mpark.net. All after school and evening activities will be cancelled.
Listed below are the television and radio stations we will contact with school closings, delayed openings and early dismissal information.
NEWS 4 NBC – TV 4 WMZQ 98.7 FM Radio HOT 99.5 FM Radio
WTTG/FOX 5 – TV 5 WMAL 630 AM Radio BIG 100.3 FM Radio
WJLA/ABC 7 – TV 7 WASH 97.1 FM Radio WPGC 95.5 AM/FM Radio
NEWS CHANNEL 8 – TV 8 DC 101 FM Radio WTOP 103.5 FM / 103.9 FM & 107.7 FM
WUSA – TV 9
(3) Salida temprano- Cuando sea necesario despedír a las escuelas temprano, un anuncio sobre esto se hará por un medio de comunicación, o como ya dijimos nuestro sistema automatizado y nuestra página de internet www.mpark.net. Todas las actividades despues de la escuela y actividades de la noche serán canceladas.
An ordinance was approved by the City’s Governing Body on December 20, 2005, which declares several arterial and collector streets in the city as “Snow Emergency Routes.” The following streets were given this designation: - Manassas Drive – Baker Street to Golf Court; - Denver Drive – Manassas Drive to Rugby Road; - Digital Drive – Manassas Drive to West Carondelet Drive; - Polk Drive – Old Centreville Road to Manassas Drive; - Carondelet Drive – All; - Matthew Drive – All. This ordinance allows the City Manager to declare a prohibition on parking along snow emergency routes when weather is forecast for snow, sleet, or freezing rain conditions that would cause extreme restriction of traffic flow and unsafe travel on these routes without immediate plowing, sanding, and/or salting.