Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather


Delayed Openings and Early Closings

Students attending the Fairfax High School Academy or FHS students attending other Fairfax County Public school academies should follow the guidelines below when there is a delayed opening or early closing due to inclement weather.  

Two-Hour Delayed Opening 

  • AM and MD (mid-day) block classes:
    • Shuttle buses will not run.
    • Students who regularly drive are asked to remain at their base school. Fairfax High School students will follow the FHS altered schedule.
  • PM block classes:
    • PM classes will be held as usual.
    • Shuttle buses will run a their regularly scheduled time. Students riding buses should wait an extra 10-15 minutes for their shuttle since inclement weather may cause delays.
    • If students cannot attend their PM classes, a parent/guardian should report absences on the Academy attendance line at.
  • Double-blocked students (MD and PM, odd or even days):
    • Students who are scheduled for a double-blocked class will be expected to attend the PM class block on a delay day.
    • PM shuttle bus numbers are different than the MD shuttle bus numbers.
    • Please be aware that not all schools have inbound OR outbound shuttles for the PM block, and you may need to provide your own transportation. 
    • If you cannot attend class, a parent/guardian should report absences on the attendance line. 


  • All AM classes will be held as scheduled.
  • All MD, PM and double-blocked classes and shuttles will be canceled.


Fairfax Academy Attendance Line: 703-219-4060

Fairfax Academy's Inclement Weather Policy (with additional information regarding the Academy)