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About Our School
Main Office: 240-740-0580
Main Office Fax: 301-431-7660
Full day: 9:25 AM to 3:50 PM
Half day: 9:25 AM to 1:20 PM
MCPS Contact Information
Ask MCPS (General Information): 240-740-3000
Transportation (Bus Information):301-840-8130
Transportation (West Farm Depot): 240-740-1857
Message Line (School Closing): 301-279-3673
Board of Education: 240-740-3030
The most common reason for closing school is because of snow. These closings are county-wide and are reported on local television and radio stations.
Media reports generally begin at 6:00 AM for all-day closures and at 11:00 AM for early closings. When school opens late, the buses will run.
Be sure to have a plan, and a back-up for your child in the case of early closings.
Absences and Late Arrivals
If your child will be out of school for a day or longer, please call the school to report his or her absence. For your convenience, an answering machine is on during the week from 4:00 PM to 8:00 AM, and 24 hours a day on the weekend. Please leave the following information: child's name, child's teacher, date of and reason for absence. If your child arrives late (after 9:25 am) or must leave early, the child must be signed in or out of the office by an adult listed on the child's emergency card.
Early Release or Early Dismissal Days
On Early Release days; students attend class from 9:25 AM to 1:20 PM.
Children who normally take the bus home in the afternoon will take the same bus at the 1:20 PM dismissal time.
On Delayed Opening days; the students day will begin at 11:25 AM. Children are not provided breakfast on delayed openings.
Children should wait for their bus 2 hours later than their normal pick-up time.