In case of an emergency or severe weather, we will follow the decision of the Prince George's County Public Schools. However, if Prince George's County Public Schools begin late (whether one or two hours) on a scheduled half-day, St. Pius will NOT dismiss at 12:50 P.M., but at 2:55 P.M. Whenever school closes early, all after-school activities and meetings are cancelled. ESP (aftercare program) will operate on a modified schedule. For example, if school closes two hours early due to severe weather or other emergency, ESP will close two hours earlier than the normal time of 6:00 P.M.
Please listen to television and radio reports for all school closings or late openings. We recommend that you check http://wtop.com/closings-and-delays/, if possible, during inclement weather since WTOP’s website typically has the most complete list of closing information. You may listen to WTOP on the radio at 103.5 FM. Also, you may check School Announcements on our website. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL. If school closes early for any reason, please wait until the announced dismissal time to pick up your children. It is very disruptive to the teacher and other students when numerous children are being called from the classrooms for early dismissals.
*Since the St. Pius, Sacred Heart, and Ascension campuses are air-conditioned we will NOT close for excessive heat even if the Prince George's County Public Schools close.
PGCPS HAS A NEW E-ALERT SYSTEM FOR SCHOOL CLOSINGS - Sign up for free emails and text alerts from Prince George’s County Public Schools! Click on the yellow button at www.pgcps.org. This is for the County Public Schools, but we do follow the decision of Prince George’s County Public Schools in case of an emergency or severe weather. This is a great way to hear if schools are closed or delayed.