Inclement Weather Policy

Inclement Weather Procedures – Sundays

The Howard County Public School system maintains an “inclement weather phone line” which provides information about the decision of the County to open/close its facilities. That number is 410-313-6827. This is the best way for you to find out about school closings.

Generally speaking, if a Snow Emergency Plan is in effect for Howard County as of 7:00am on Sunday morning, Howard County will NOT open any school facilities and CJCS classes will be automatically canceled. Please wait until after 7:15 am to call this number; decisions to lift the Snow Emergency Plan are often made early in the morning. If there is any question, call the CJCS office after 7:15 am at: 410-730-9355. If you need further clarification, you may call Jerry Kiewe directly via cell: 410-294-3205.

Sunday Emergency Contact Phone Number: 410-370-2520

This number is to be used for emergencies only on Sunday mornings between the hours of 8:45am and 1:15pm.

Inclement Weather Procedures – Thursdays

If the Howard County Public School system closes for the day or closes early, CJCS Thursday night classes will automatically be canceled. For all weather-related matters that occur or may occur after regular public school hours, teachers will make a decision by at least 6:00 pm and will send out an email notification.