Weather Policies

The weather policies for before and after school programs differ from county to county, and are determined by the individual school systems.

If inclement weather occurs on days when schools are closed, but Open Door is scheduled to provide full day care, we will abide by the individual school system’s determination regarding care.

Anne Arundel County

If schools open late because of inclement weather, Open Door centers also open late the same amount of hours.

If schools close early because of inclement weather, Open Door centers open at the time school closes and remain open until 6:00 pm, with school system approval.

If schools announce in the morning that they are closed for the day because of inclement weather, Open Door centers are closed.

Baltimore County

If schools open late due to inclement weather, Open Door will not provide morning care, but will provide care after school.

If schools announce in the morning that they will be closed for the day because of the weather, Open Door will be closed.

When schools close early due to inclement weather, Open Door will not provide after school care.

When schools are in session for the day, but an announcement is made that all evening activities are canceled, Open Door will not provide after school care.

Harford County

If HCPS delays the start time of the school day by a prescribed amount of time, Open Door will delay the start time for before school care by the same amount of time.

If schools close early due to inclement weather, Open Door opens at the time school closes. Parents must pick up their children within 1 hour of an early closing.

If schools announce in the morning that they will be closed for the day because of the weather Open Door will be closed.

Carroll County

If Carroll County delays the start time of the school day by a prescribed amount of time, Open Door will delay the start time for before school care by the same amount of time.

If schools close early due to inclement weather, Open Door opens at the time school closes and closes early by the same amount of time as the school did.

If schools announce in the morning that they will be closed for the day due to inclement weather, Open Door will be closed.