Emergency Weather Policy

Good Shepherd Lutheran Preschool follows Montgomery County Public Schools when determining whether to open on days with emergency weather conditions. 

You can find MCPS's emergency closure information on their website. Check with the site or with local radio and television stations for the latest school closure announcements. 

Good Shepherd will post information about closures to its website home pageTwitter feed, and Facebook page as soon as possible after MCPS makes its decision. We also send out an email notification.

However, regardless of whether you see a notification directly from GSLP, please know that GSLP ALWAYS follows MCPS's weather closure decisions. The fastest and easiest way to learn about closures is to sign up for Alert MCPS.

Please see our Parent Handbook for further information on emergency closures.

General Rules for Emergency Closures

If MCPS is closed due to emergency weather conditions, so is Good Shepherd Preschool. 

If MCPS has a delayed opening, Good Shepherd will open for classes at 10:30 AM. Dismissal is at the usual time.

If MCPS announces a general emergency early release for any reason, including inclement weather, all classes will end at 12:00 PM (including Early Pre-K Plus).

GSLP Family Events

Should a family event scheduled during school hours fall on a day when GSLP has a delayed opening or is closed due to emergency weather conditions, the family event scheduled for that day will be canceled. If the event is rescheduled for another day, GSLP will provide information on its website about the new date and time as soon as possible.

Family events scheduled outside of school hours, such as on evenings or weekends, may continue as scheduled depending on conditions at the time. Check the GSLP website for the latest information on event statuses.