Weather Cancellation Continues For Fourth Day At Fairfax Schools

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA — Fairfax County Public Schools will cancel classes for a fourth consecutive day Thursday based on continued impacts of the winter storm.

FCPS cited roadways and walking paths that remain unsafe for students. The decision was made "out of an abundance of caution, and the concern for safety of our students," according to the FCPS website.

All schools will be closed, and there will not be virtual learning. School offices and central offices will open on time, but an unscheduled leave policy will be in effect. School Age Child Care Centers are also closed. Canceled activities include extracurricular activities, interscholastic contests, team practices, field trips, middle school after-school programs, professional learning and training courses, Adult High School and GED, and recreation programs and community use by outside groups.

Weekly meal kit distribution will continue as scheduled Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Meal kits include five days worth of breakfast and lunch and seven days of afternoon snack and dinner meals.

FCPS will have diagnostic COVID-19 testing sites open on Thursday for symptomatic students and staff only. Appointments are not required, but pre-registration is required for the PCR tests. Updates on school-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for ages 5 to 11 will be provided here.

While Monday's storm continues to impact some roads and walkways, more snow could be on the way. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Fairfax County from 9 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday. Forecasters expect 2 to 4 inches of snow, with a higher amount of 5 inches possible in isolated areas. Hazardous road conditions could impact Friday morning's commute.

This article originally appeared on the McLean Patch