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Emergency Codes

Emergency Codes for Calvert County Public Schools is outlined in administrative Procedures 1510.3 regarding School Closings, Delayed Opening and Early Dismissals Due to Emergencies.

When Schools Are Delayed Due To Weather

If on a given day schools have a scheduled two-hour early dismissal and a two-hour delayed opening is announced, then students will NOT be dismissed early and will remain in school until the end of their regular school day.

Two-Hour Delayed Opening – Weather Related

  • School opening will be delayed 2 hours.
  • There will be no a.m. Pre-Kindergarten.
  • 12-month certificated employees, including emergency personnel, report on time. 12-month educational support staff may report up to one hour late.
  • No Child Nutrition Workers are to report prior to 8:00 a.m.
  • The workday for 10- and 11-month employees will begin 2 hours after their regularly scheduled start time.
  • Child care will open at 7:30 a.m.

When Schools Dismiss Early Due To Weather

Two-Hour Early Dismissal

  • Schools closed two hours early.
  • 10- and 11-month employees will be released 2 hours before their regularly scheduled end time of their contractual work day.
  • 12-month personnel, including emergency personnel, will work regular hours unless released by the Superintendent or his/her designee.
  • After school and evening activities are canceled.

One-Hour Early Dismissal

  • Schools closed one hour early.
  • 10- and 11-month employees will be released 1 hour before their regularly scheduled end time of their contractual work day.
  • 12-month personnel, including emergency personnel, will work regular hours unless released by the Superintendent or his/her designee.
  • After school and evening activities are canceled.

When Schools Are Closed Due To Weather

Code White

Called when conditions are not safe for any employee to attempt to report to work. Safety concerns may include road conditions or conditions at CCPS facilities including school buildings.

  • No employees report.

Code Red

Called when conditions are not safe for non-emergency personnel to report to work. Safety concerns may include road conditions or conditions at CCPS facilities including school buildings. Non-emergency employees are not to report to work when a Code Red is called.

  • All emergency personnel report as usual.
  • All other personnel do not report to work.
  • Child care is closed.
  • Afternoon/Evening activities are canceled.

Code Yellow

Called when conditions may be dangerous but are anticipated to improve so as to allow employees to safely get to work.

  • Schools closed for all students and 10- and 11-month employees.
  • All emergency personnel report as usual.
  • The 12-month non-emergency staff should report at 9 a.m.  Work hours will be 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Liberal leave is in effect. Employees must notify their immediate supervisor.
  • Child care is closed.
  • Afternoon/Evening activities are canceled.

Code Green

Called when students are not reporting to school due to inclement weather, but conditions are safe for employees to report at the normal time.

  • All emergency personnel report as usual.
  • All 12-month employees report on time.
  • Liberal leave is in effect. Employees must notify their immediate supervisor.
  • Schools closed for all students and 10- and 11-month employees.
  • Child care is closed.
  • Afternoon/Evening activities are canceled.

Emergency Personnel

The following positions are designated as emergency personnel. These staff members are to report to work as noted in the Code descriptions below.

  • Superintendent and/or his/her designee
  • Designated emergency maintenance staff
  • School Facilities supervisory personnel
  • Transportation supervisory personnel
  • Building Services Manager and Building Services Assistant Manager at all buildings

Liberal Leave Policy

Employees are granted leave without prior written notification or requests being made. Employees must notify their supervisor and complete any necessary leave slips upon their return to work.