Inclement Weather, Closings and Delayed Openings 

Washington Street UMC Preschool generally follows Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) for weather related closings:

  • If ACPS is CLOSED, we are CLOSED.
  • If ACPS begins one hour late, we begin at 10:30.
  • If ACPS begins two hours late, we begin at 10:30.

NO Curbside/Kiss & Ride available on Delayed Opening Days. Children must be brought to the preschool entrance on Washington Street.

  • If ACPS dismisses early, we will close at NOON. 

Parents and caregivers are responsible for tracking changes in arrival and dismissal times.  Please be aware of official announcements regarding delayed openings or closings due to inclement weather.  At the discretion of Washington Street UMC Preschool, we may choose to close if we find it necessary for the safety of our students and staff.  Families will be contacted by e-mail, by 8:00 a.m. if this occurs.

In the event of three or more consecutive snow closing days, Washington Street UMC Preschool Board may consider making a decision independent from Alexandria City Public Schools ONLY in a circumstance that does not compromise the safety of our students, their families, and our staff. Families will be notified if such a decision is made.

Make up days due to inclement weather and other closings are not held. Occasionally, there may be other situations that cause a cancellation for safety reasons. In this event, parents will be notified as soon as possible via e-mail.