Inclement Weather Policy

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During the winter, inclement weather may force us to close the school for the entire day, open late, or close early. All parents are urged to plan now for the care of their children in the event of a schedule change for our kindergarten program in Gaithersburg, Maryland. There are extra days built into our school calendar, therefore we do not make up for days the school is closed.

Inclement Weather Plan

The majority of the time, the school will follow Montgomery County Public School closings and delayed openings on the day of a major weather event. Please consult the THM website or message machine for any special announcements about school closings and/or delayed openings.

For school closings and delayed openings we take into account the following:

  • Severity of the weather
  • Local school closings/late openings
  • Availability of staff able to make it to school
  • Safety of staff, students and parents when traveling on the roads

On occasion the school may choose to operate on a modified schedule, opening at 9:00am and closing at 12:00/3:00 pm. This schedule helps ensure the safety of the students, parents and staff when traveling to school in the morning and home again in the evening. Please consult the school website for information regarding early closings.