The announcement regarding school closings at times of inclement weather (snow, ice, high water, etc.) will be made over local radio stations, the FCPS educational access channel, and the Frederick County Public Schools Rapid Communication System at approximately 6 a.m. When schools are closed early due to weather conditions, an announcement will be made as soon as possible. Parents and students should avoid calling the radio stations or the superintendent's office for such information because this will interfere with getting the message to the public. We encourage parents to call the Frederick County Public Schools information line, 722‑6443 ext. 6, to hear the latest weather‑related message concerning school delays or closings. The decision to close or reopen schools is always based on the safety of the students.