Closing and Delay Procedures

In the case of inclement weather or campus hazards, there may be a need to delay or close school. On those occasions, the decision will be made in a timely manner and parents and staff will receive a text message and email with all of the information. Details will also be posted on the school’s website, Facebook, and local news stations.

School closings or delays due to inclement weather, water main breaks, power outages, or other unforeseen hazards will be communicated through the following channels:

  1. Text Alert – Parents who have included their cell phone number and provider information will receive a text message with the delay or closing information
  2. Email – Parents will receive an email with further details on the closing
  3. Website: www.greenspringmontessori.org
  4. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenspringMontessori/
  5. Radio*: WBAL (1090 AM)
  6. Television*: WMAR-TV (Channel 2), WJZ-TV (Channel 13), WBAL (Channel 11), WBFF- Fox 45 (Channel 45) – all of these organizations also list closures on their websites, for your convenience

*Please note that we are listed on TV and radio as “Greenspring Montessori School” or “Greenspring Montessori.” Radio and Television stations take some time to update their delay list. For the most up-to-date information, please check your phone, email, and our website.

Weather-related closings and delay decisions are generally made by 6:00am. If there is no delay or closing, no updates will be sent.

Please remember that when a decision has been made to delay school, a subsequent decision to close may be made based on continually changing weather conditions. To ensure that the information you receive is as accurate as possible, we strongly suggest that you check our website.

If it is necessary to close during school hours due to inclement weather, families will be notified via the channels listed above.

Below is an outline of the normal procedures for staff when there is a delay:

For no morning extended hours:

  • Drop-off for Toddler and Children’s House is from 8:15-8:30am.
  • Drop-off for Adolescents and Elementary is from 8:30-8:45am.
  • There is no morning Discovery.

For one-hour delay:

  • Drop-off for Toddler and Children’s House is from 9:15-9:30am.
  • Drop-off for Adolescents and Elementary is from 9:30-9:45am.
  • There is no morning Discovery.

For two-hour delay:

  • Drop-off for Toddler and Children’s House is from 10:15-10:30am.
  • Drop-off for Adolescents and Elementary is from 10:30-10:45am.
  • There is no morning Discovery.