Inclement Weather

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As we look ahead to the upcoming winter, there have been many questions around how the availability of distance learning may impact snow days, or what we call inclement weather days. 

We want to share this information with you early and often, but please understand that this information applies only to when we have in-person learning occurring at our schools. Should we have inclement weather between now and students returning in January, distance learning will continue uninterrupted. 

At this time, the Worcester County Board of Education does not intend to modify the approved 2020-2021 school system calendar. This means that should inclement weather occur that would prevent students from coming to school, the school system will utilize the three (3) inclement weather days built into the calendar to close the school system. 

However, to avoid further extending the school year, should inclement weather occur that takes WCPS beyond the three built-in days, schools will instead transition to distance learning. 



Worcester County Public Schools has established the below means of distributing information in the event of a school delay, early dismissal or closing. 

SchoolMessenger Notification 
WCPS utilizes SchoolMessenger, an automated calling and text messaging system, to send registered parents notifications. If you are not registered for SchoolMessenger, or need to update your contact preferences, please contact the main office of your child's school. 

Social Media 
Follow WCPS on the following social media channels to receive notifications: 
Twitter: @WorcesterSystem 

Notifications will be posted to the county website,, on the homepage.

Mobile App
Inclement weather information is sent through push notifications in our mobile app. Download the free mobile app for Android or iPhone today, and enable notifications. 

Emergency Hotline 
A recorded message detailing notification information will be available by calling (410) 632-5399, extension 6600. 

Local Television Stations 
The following television stations will run WCPS notification announcements on the air and will post to their websites: 
WBOC - 16,
WMDT - 47,