School Hours

Regular Hours

K - 6 Hours Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:25 p.m. (Doors open at 8:20 a.m.)

Preschool Hours Monday - Friday (AM): 9:05 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Monday - Friday (PM): 12:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Office Hours Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Emergency School Closing, Delayed Opening or Early Dismissal

In  the  event  of  an  emergency,  such  as extreme  heat,  cold  or  snow,  the  Division Superintendent may decide to:

  • Close schools for the day
  • Open schools two hours late
  • Close schools two hours early.

All emergency closings and delayed openings shall be announced in the following ways:

  • Listed on the Fairfax County Public Schools website:
  • Sent by electronic mail (e-mail).
  • Carried on the division’s public access channel, Cox Cable Channel 21.
  • Closings and delayed openings are provided to local radio and television stations no later than 5:30 a.m.
  • Early closings are provided to local stations no later than 10:30 a.m.

All-Day Closing

  • All schools shall be closed for the day.
  • Extracurricular activities, interscholastic contests, team practices, field trips, adult and community  education classes, and recreation programs in school and on school grounds are canceled.
  • All offices are open unless the closing of offices is specified.

Two-Hour Delayed Opening

  • Students in grades K-6 shall report two hours later than their regular schedule.
  • Morning field trips are canceled.
  • Morning preschool classes (special education) shall be canceled. Afternoon preschool start on their normal schedule.
  • All offices are open unless the closing of offices is specified.

With any delayed opening, the buses will arrive to pick up the students two hours later than the regularly scheduled time.

Two-Hour Delayed Opening Schedule
Grades Monday - Friday
K - 6 10:30 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.
Morning Preschool Canceled
Afternoon Preschool 12:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Two-Hour Early Dismissal

  • All students shall be dismissed two hours early.
  • Morning  preschool  classes  are  dismissed  at  approximately  11:30  a.m.
  • Afternoon preschool classes are canceled.
  • Field trips are canceled.
Two-Hour Early Dismissal Schedule
Grades Monday - Friday
K - 6 8:30 a.m. - 1:25 p.m.
Morning Preschool 9:10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Afternoon Preschool Canceled


Virtual Snow Day Schedule

For the 2021-2022 school year, FCPS announced the first five snow days would be regular snow days, after, FCPS will use the flexibility provided by the General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, wherever possible, to maintain continuity of learning.  Virtual learning will take place using Zoom, accessible through student Schoology accounts.  

Your child brought home their FCPS issued laptop in preparation for this event unless you otherwise designated that they have a dedicated device to use at home.  From their device, have your child log on to Schoology: . At the landing page, your child should login with their FCPS username (their 7 digit student ID number) and password.  Once there, navigate to your child's homeroom course between 10:20 - 10:30am. 

Once in the Homeroom course, navigate to the Zoom tab on the left hand side.


Please visit the Zoom page for more detailed information on Zoom tools.


  • Morning Meeting will begin for the day at 10:30am, but logging on early will give your teacher time to help troubleshoot any issues your child may have in navigating to the correct spot.  Please email before 10:30am should you have any login issues or reach out to our SBTS, Jackie Krum if you have any technical issues.

Grade level schedules vary, all grades begin the day with morning meeting.

Stenwood virtual snow day schedule