Caroline County Public Schools Closing Information

School Delays and Closing Information

Decisions for canceling school, closing early or a delayed opening are based on many factors.  The safety and welfare of students are always the first priority for any decision. Inclement weather decisions are made based on weather reports, road conditions, and reports from VDOT, the sheriff’s department and surrounding school divisions. It is our goal to make school delay and closing decisions prior to 5:30 a.m.; however, weather conditions may change quickly requiring a change in status with little notice.  Once the decision is made an AlertNow call for all parents and guardians goes out.   The information is relayed to designated radio and television stations, and posted on the division’s website.  Parents and guardians may sign up for email or text alerts through School’s Out or Caroline Alert.

School delays and closings will be sent to the media listed below:

Websites

TV stations

  • WTVR – Channel 6
  • WRIC – Channel 8
  • WWBT – Channel 12

Radio stations

  • WCVE-FM 88.9
  • WFLS-FM 93.3
  • WKHK-FM 95.3
  • WGRQ-FM 95.9
  • WKLR-FM 96.5
  • WWUZ-FM 96.9
  • WYSK-FM 99.3
  • WWNT-FM 100.9
  • WDY-FM 101.1
  • WFVA-FM 101.5
  • WMXB-FM 103.7
  • WGRX-FM 104.5
  • WRAR-FM 105.5

For parents whose students drive to school: Please consider the safety of your child when making a decision to let them drive or ride the bus during hazardous road conditions.  Due to their inexperience, many students do not know how to drive in inclement weather conditions. Our bus drivers are experienced drivers and they have a good safety record.  Parents are encouraged to consider having their student ride the bus when schools operate on a delayed opening.

Read Aloud to a Child Week October 22-26

Reading aloud is one of the most effective techniques that teachers and parents
can use to positively impact their children’s success in school and in life. Some
of the benefits of reading aloud are increased vocabulary, language,
comprehension, listening skills, creativity, and the imagination.

The theme this year is The American Presidents. This election year presents
an excellent opportunity to read to children and discuss the office of the
President. In an endeavor to promote literacy across the curriculum, we have
encouraged social studies teachers to team with reading/English teachers to
make this reading experience eventful for children.