Emergency Information

WEATHER UPDATE: September 4, 2019 – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 5, 2019, will be a full instructional day.  However, due to the threat of severe weather, all after-school and evening activities on Thursday will be cancelled, including the Evening Program for the Chesapeake Center for Student Success.

In addition, Chesapeake Public Schools will be CLOSED for students and staff on Friday, September 6, 2019, and all afterschool activities and athletic events on Friday will be cancelled.

To repeat, Thursday will be a full instructional day, but all after-school and evening activities will be cancelled, and Chesapeake Public Schools will be closed, operating on a CODE RED on Friday, September 6, 2019.  Essential personnel will be contacted by their supervisors as needed.

For shelter information and important updates, we encourage you to visit cityofchesapeake.net.

We will communicate any additional updates using the Parent Alert System, our Twitter account (@cpschoolsva), our website (cpschools.com), the Chesapeake Alert system, CPS-TV Channel 46, and WFOS Radio FM 88.7.  Thank you.


Chesapeake Public Schools is committed to the safety and security of our students, staff, and visitors. We work closely with national, state, and local safety officials to ensure that our facilities are prepared to handle an emergency. In the event of school closures due to weather or other emergencies, you will find the most updated information on this page.

Should school operating hours change, parents and staff will be notified via our Parent Alert System (PAS) and transcripts of those messages will be available here.

Other community members can sign up for Chesapeake Alert through the City of Chesapeake and select the types of emergency notifications you would like to receive, including school closures.