We ask that you listen to media sources for information during emergencies. During even small events like snow, callers often jam the school lines seeking information that is readily available on the radio and television. If our phones are clogged with calls, we cannot leave lines open for emergency calls in or out of the building. In addition, a deluge of calls takes staff members away from other critical tasks. Please remember that the school system’s website (www.bcps.org), the BCPS information line 410-887-5555, and the Education Channel, Comcast Cable Channel 73 are excellent sources of information about school closings and unusual events.
Questions frequently asked about weather related school closings and delays:
I heard on the radio or TV that schools are two hours late. Is that true?
Yes. If you are not sure if what you heard is correct, and you want to call and check, please call 410-887-5555. Do not call Wellwood.
What time will school start?
Simply add the number of hours to the official start of school which is 9:15. If we are two hours late, school will begin at 11:15 and if we are one hour late school will begin at 10:15.
Will the bus still come?
Yes, the county still has to provide transportation for delayed school days and early closings.
What time will the bus come?
Simply add the number of hours we are late to the time the bus normally comes. If we are two hours late and your child’s bus comes at 8:50 then the bus will come at approximately 10:50.
Will lunch still be served?
Yes, every effort will be made to serve lunch anytime students are in school.
Will breakfast still be served?
No, breakfast will not be served if school opens late.
I see the weather is getting bad outside. Are schools going to close?
We do not make that decision here at the school, that is done by the Board of Education. An early closing decision has to be made before 10:00 a.m. Why? There are several factors involved. Transportation has to be arranged and every effort has to be made to serve lunch. This information is communicated via local radio and television stations if a decision to close has been made.
The announcement said that "the Hereford zone only" is closed or delayed. Does that mean Wellwood is closed or delayed?
No. Wellwood is not in the Hereford zone. If only the Hereford zone is delayed or closed, Wellwood will open on a normal schedule.
Once again please check the following sources for weather related closings and delays:
You can also sign-up at Schoolsout.com to receive notification on your cell phone of school closings or delays.
- BCPS website: (www.bcps.org)
- BCPS information line: 410-887-5555
- The Education Channel: Comcast Cable Channel 73
- All local radio and television stations