Inclement Weather

School Closures

In the event of inclement weather, MDO follows the Fairfax County Public School decisions. If schools are closed, we are closed.

Delayed Schedule

If FCPS schools have a delayed opening, MDO will open at 11:00 am and close at 1:00 pm. Snack will be not served.
In the event of an early closing, MDO will end at noon (12:00 pm). Lunch will not be served.
If conditions necessitate canceling classes for the day is at the discretion of the Director and Jerusalem Baptist Church. Public schools hire staff members who are trained to use plows to remove snow from parking lots and who also treat the lots and sidewalks with chemicals and sand in icy conditions. These services are not guaranteed to our church during the weekdays nor do we have staff on call to perform these tasks. Therefore, for the safety of children and adults, MDO will cancel classes if the parking lot is treacherous. 

Get the latest information

Please check the following for the latest information about closing and delays

Make Up Policy

We do not make-up days lost due to inclement weather or other  Act of God emergencies. MDO does not provide monetary refunds or credit for days lost due to inclement weather or other emergencies considered an Act of God. Should FCPS add school days that fall within our established calendar, we will add the same school days, only if MDO has missed days, but will retain the right to determine which classes will attend those make up days based upon the number of class days missed.