Emergency Closures/Late Openings

If Montgomery County public schools are closed, Acorn Hill will be closed. However, if MCPS has extended closures, beyond 3 days, Acorn Hill will make an independent decision. If MCPS has a delayed opening, Early Birds is cancelled and Acorn Hill will open at 10am.

Acorn Hill follows Montgomery County Public School emergency closings in two situations only: inclement weather (primarily snow day) closures and inclement weather (primarily snow day) late openings. In all other cases we make an independent decision and place information on our website homepage and telephone answering machine. Please look at the chart below to see what Acorn Hill does when County schools have emergency closings. Some examples of emergency closures are:

  • Inclement Weather (snow days—hazardous snow and ice conditions)
  • All other inclement weather related conditions (hurricane, tornado, severe thunderstorms, etc.)
  • Electrical power failures
  • Water failures

If Montgomery County Public Schools are:

  1. opening late for inclement weather and cancelling morning programs,
    Acorn Hill will cancel Early Birds (8-9am) and open at 10am
  2. closed for inclement weather (snow days—snow and ice conditions),
    Acorn Hill will also be closed
  3. closed for all other inclement weather related conditions (hurricane, tornado, severe thunderstorms, etc.),
    Acorn Hill will also be closed
  4. closed for electrical power and water failures,
    Acorn Hill will make an independent decision. Check website or call the school after 6am
  5. closed early for any reason,
    Acorn Hill will make an independent decision. Check website or call the school after 6am