Inclement Weather Policy

 

Click here for MD Snow Emergency Plan Info

 

When schools are closed or close early due to inclement weather, all recreation and parks activities for that day are cancelled.  Therefore any of our programs are canceled as well.  Make up days for snow days are any other day of the week that works for the student.  This may mean that the student take another activity/class for the make-up day.

 

WHAT IS A SNOW EMERGENCY PLAN?

 

The Maryland State Police (MSP) declares snow emergencies with input from MD State Highway Administration. Once a snow emergency is declared, the law requires certain precautions.

 

They include:

 

Prohibited parking on roads and streets designated as snow emergency routes; and

The use of snow tires/chains (most cars now use all weather tires, so changing to “snow” tires is unnecessary);

 

Once an emergency is in effect, all requirements are in effect until lifted. A Snow Emergency Plan is put into effect by county. Certain exceptions can occur while a snow emergency plan is in effect. 

 

A specific route(s) can be lifted and the remainders of the roads in the county still remain under the Snow Emergency Plan. 

 

If the Statewide Operations Center is notified of an exception, we will note these routes as exceptions in our list below. For the most up to date information, it is advised to call the local MSP barrack for the county. 

 

Please take note of the Freedom Area Rec Council Weather Hotline. 

Phone # 410-549-6296

Option 5

Save it to your mobile phones, please.

 

Severe Weather Policy Document

http://FreedomAreaRec.com/WeatherPolicy.pdf

 

Weather Radar

http://www.intellicast.com/Local/WxMapFull.aspx

 

 

A Message from Piney Ridge Elementary School About Inclement Weather

 

Procedures for facility use during inclement weather 2018-2019 school year

 

 

IF THE SNOW EMERGENCY PLAN IS IN EFFECT, ALL CCPS AND

NON-CCPS SPONSORED ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELED.

 

SCHOOL DAYS

 

  • If schools are closed for the day due to inclement weather,

  • If schools close early due to inclement weather,

  • If schools remain open during inclement weather, the following is in effect:

     

  • If the snow emergency plan is in effect, .

     

  • If the snow emergency plan is not in effect,

     

  • Should the snow emergency plan go into effect while an event is underway,

     

     

    NON-SCHOOL DAYS

     

    ACTIVITIES ON NON-SCHOOL DAYS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS

     

  • If the snow emergency plan is in effect at 8 p.m. on the preceding day, or any time the day of,

  • If the inclement weather begins on a non-school day and the snow emergency plan never goes into effect,

  • Should the snow emergency plan go into effect while an event is underway, the event shall be concluded and participants are to vacate the facility as soon as practical.

     

    The office of community and media relations will be responsible for communicating all AlertNow messages regarding cancellations due to inclement weather.

     

    Unless required for school-based activities, snow removal should not be expected and appropriate precautions taken by users.

     

    Should no cost center employee (I.E., custodian, teacher, administrator, etc.) be willing to accept extra duty when the activity does not occur during normal work hours, the activity shall be postponed or canceled. The principal may postpone, restrict, re-schedule, revise or cancel an application for usage.