Inclement Weather Policy
Weather Info line # 301-962-9400 ext. 5555
All weather related announcements will be posted on our website MJBHA.org.
If there is a delay, early dismissal or closing for that day, the information will be transmitted in several methods:
1. It will be posted in the pop-up box on the bottom middle of the web site.
2. If possible, an email will be sent to all parents and employees
3. A message will be posted on the school information line, 301-962-9400, then press 3 after 5:45 am for inclement weather decisions.
4. A text message will be sent by our EX Testing Service and show up as 313131. To register your cell phone, visit http://www.mjbha.org/Inside_Berman/Safety/Inclement_Weather_Policy/Cell_Phone_Registration.cfm. Note: texts will only be sent in emergency or short time frame notices.
Please note that we do not follow the decisions of Montgomery County Public Schools for inclement weather closings. Closing information will be posted on our website by approximately 5:45 am and will be sent to all email addresses of record. In addition, the school's main number (301-962-9400, then press 3) will announce closings.
On “delayed opening” days, classes will begin at 10:00 am. There is no supervision before 9:45 am.
In some instances when side streets are not safely passable by our buses, pick up/drop off will occur at consolidated bus locations. If consolidated stops are required, it will be communicated in the email notification and on the website.
EARLY DISMISSAL DUE TO WEATHER
In the event that inclement weather requires that we dismiss early, there will be no day care on those days. In addition, all after school activities, including sports, meetings, etc, are also canceled.
Bus riders will be taken home by bus unless otherwise instructed. Staff members will supervise children waiting for carpools until they are picked up. If your child is not going home, please make sure that s/he knows where to go and leave that information with the front office. We will not leave any children unattended, but ask you to be prompt in picking them up in consideration of the employees who are caring for them.
In some instances when side streets are not safely passable by our buses, pick up/drop off will occur at consolidated bus locations.