Emergency Closing Information

When schools are delayed due to inclement weather, the following will be used by those announcing a school delay:

Two-Hour Delay – Schedules should be adjusted to allow lunch to be served

  • All Schools – Two-hour delay
  • Chesapeake Career Center (morning session) – Canceled
  • Chesapeake Career Center (afternoon session) – Operates on regular schedule
  • A.M. Kindergarten – Canceled
  • P.M. Kindergarten – One-hour delay
  • CBI – Two-hour delay (unless canceled by program administrators)
  • The Governor’s School for the Arts – Operates on regular schedule
  • SECEP (TRAEP & Re-ED) – Two-hour delay
  • Pendleton – Two-hour delay (even if Virginia Beach schools open earlier)
  • Special Education – Two-hour delay
  • A.M. Special Education Preschool – Canceled
  • P.M. Special Education Preschool – One-hour delay

When schools are closed due to weather conditions, the following codes will be used by those announcing a school closing:

  • CODE RED:
    Schools and offices are closed for all personnel except those employees designated as essential personnel.
  • CODE YELLOW:
    Schools are closed. Administrators and twelve-month personnel are expected to report.
  • CODE GREEN:
    Schools are closed for students only. Teachers and all other personnel are expected to report.

NOTE: Please monitor the following media/resources for accurate and timely information on changes in the published schedule:

WFOS-FM (88.7) – Operated by Chesapeake Public Schools
CPS-TV (Cox 46 / Verizon 42) – Operated by Chesapeake Public Schools
www.cpschools.com – Operated by Chesapeake Public Schools
Parent Alert System (PAS) – Operated by Chesapeake Public Schools