Inclement Weather/School Closing Procedures

When the Fairfax County Schools are closed because of hazardous road conditions, Saint Leo the Great School is also closed. If Fairfax County makes a change in the opening or closing of school due to weather conditions, Saint Leo the Great does the same. It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to consult the school website, or listen to the radio or T.V. for this information. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL. In cases of inclement weather, or other non-weather related emergencies, and the cancellation of classes once school is in session, calls from the children to the parents/guardians will be discouraged. Since our school is air-conditioned, we DO NOT FOLLOW Fairfax County School closings due to intense heat.

If Fairfax County Schools are not in session and Saint Leo the Great is in session, consult the school edline website or listen to WMAL 630 AM or WTOP 103.5 FM, channel 4 and channel 7 for any school closings or adjustments in opening times.

Delayed Openings

Kindergarten through Grade 8

  • If there is a TWO HOUR DELAYED OPENING ON ANY 11:30AM EARLY DISMISSAL DAY, classes are dismissed at 3:00PM. Please be sure to send a lunch and drink with your child if it would have been a regular 11:30AM dismissal day since neither lunch nor milk is provided on those days.)

Extended Day Program Delayed Openings/Early Closings

The Extended Day Program always opens one hour before school:

  • Delay of two hours: open at 8:40AM

When school closes early all children must be picked up from the Extended Day Program within two hours of dismissal. Parents/guardians are responsible for listening to the radio or T.V. for announcements.

If Fairfax County cancels after school activities, the Extended Day Program will close within two hours of dismissal.

Preschool Delayed Openings/Early Dismissals
If Fairfax County schools are closed, Saint Leo the Great Preschool will be closed. If Fairfax opens two hours late, we will meet as follows:
               AM class: 10:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
               PM class: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
If there is an early dismissal due to inclement weather, please pick up your child promptly.
AFTERNOON PARENTS: If Fairfax announces an early closing because of weather and the children are not yet at school we will not have class. If class has started, please come promptly to pick up your child