School Closings and Delays
School Closings and DelaysPlease review the delayed opening and school closing procedures for Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS). When inclement weather causes road conditions to be hazardous, schools may be closed, open late, or close early depending upon the severity of the weather. Please listen to any television or radio station for announcements of changes in school schedules. Breakfast is not served when there is a two hour delay. All meetings, tutoring and rehearsals are cancelled in the case of a delay or early release.  

This information is also posted immediately on the PWCS Web site at and will be aired on PWCS-TV (Comcast Cable channel 18 and Verizon Cable channel 36). You may also call the School Division’s telephone closing line at 703.791.2776 and select option #3. Subscribers to E-News can choose to receive closing announcements by email, text message, or both. To register online, go to the “How do I?” box on the PWCS Web site at, and select “Receive Email News” or click the PWCS E-News icon at the bottom of the home page. When schools open two hours late or close for the entire day, information is given to radio stations to be broadcasted beginning at 5 a.m. and repeated intervals thereafter. The color codes mentioned in the broadcasted announcements affect PWCS employees only.